Río Tinto, Ríotinto (both: rēˈō tēnˈtō) [key], or Minas de Ríotinto mēˈnäs dā, town (1990 pop. 5,934), Huelva prov., SW Spain, in the Sierra Morena Mts., in Andalusia. It is the center of the Río Tinto mining region, named for the river which crosses it. Known since Phoenician times, the area has copper deposits and some iron and manganese.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.