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Legend of the one hundred million-year-old water

 

       The water source of Laoshan Mineral Water can be found in Laoshan District, Qingdao City. Higher than all the other mountains along China’s mainland coastline, Laoshan Mountain  is one of the birthplaces of Taoism culture and enjoys the fame of “first mountain on the sea”. What’s more, Laoshan Mountain boasts a much larger scale of ancient glacier relics than Huangshan Mountain and Lushan Mountain. Four glaciations centering the maintain top occurred during the pleistocene epoch, roughly 53 valleys and glaciers thus taking into shape around the mountain. Ancient and magical, this is where Laoshan Mineral Water originates.  

 

 

Ancient glacier relics of Laoshan Mountain

 

       According to a report made by the Research Center of Geology and Water Resources in France, there are three major underground water systems in the world, i.e. Laoshan mountains in Qingdao, China, Alps in France and North Caucasus in Russia. 

 

      Geologists believe that the Laoshan Mountain was formed about 100 million years ago in late Yanshan movement period and had undergone frequent tectonic movements, together with strong magmatic activities. The middle part of Laoshan Mountains had waters seeping down from granite fissures. A descending spring was formed where the elurium was thicker and the downcutting valley was deeper. Hence the water source of the Laoshan Mineral Water. 

 

       Laoshan Mineral Water derives from the fissure of underground granite. Years of natural flowing without any pollution makes the water sweet and fresh. Besides, it dissolves quite a lot healthful minerals during this process, including strontium, potassium, magnesium, natrium and other minerals and micro-elements necessary for the human body. Evaluated as one of the few composite natural mineral waters containing strontium and metasilicic acid while low in salinity, Laoshan Mineral Water ranks among the best mineral waters in the world.