Photographer's Note

Ouro Preto Town
The name Ouro Preto means Black Gold. The first pioneers began the gold and diamond mining in this town around 1680. Currently the economy is based in tourism, gold (15 tons per year), diamonds, emeralds, acqua marines, imperial topaz, amethysts, citrines, tourmalines, bauxite, manganese, limestone.

Ouro Preto is also an university center of Minas Gerais State. The town is full of constructions in baroque style and colonial architecture.

The population is around 150,000 (70,000 in the town).

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