Life on Mars?, originally uploaded by **Anik Messier**.
This shot was taken near the Eldborgarhraun mountain in Iceland. Striking red iron ore deposits have been mined here, as you can see by the lines created by bulldozers.
Iron ores are rocks and minerals from which metallic iron can be economically extracted. The ores are usually rich in iron oxides and vary in colour from dark grey, bright yellow, deep purple to rusty red.