This temporary concentration of metallic laced water collected on the beach at Berakas, Brunei Darussalam in a location that was a bit of a trek away from the popular BBQ and playground area. This is why it was left undisturbed by people. Several weeks after my serendipitous photo session I returned to this spot, however, the little mineral pool along with the several tons of sand that once supported it, had all been washed away because of flash floods caused by the winter rains. The only evidence marking the mineral pools location was the still visible form of the bleached tree, which was now laying in the mouth of an estuary. I hope that that after the big rains end in Feb. that the South China Sea tides will return the sand that was washed away. Maybe we that happens the metallic minerals that were leached out of the clay and badlands formations will start to build up once more.