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Added in: august 2014
Last Modified in: august 2014

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A large-scale travertine deposit in the Spanish part of the Pyrenees. These remakable structures originate because of water seeping through chalk-rich formations (often limestone). The chalk dissolves into the water, partially in the form of CO2. When the water is exposed again to the atmosphere, the dissolved CO2 leaves the water, causing calcium carbonate to be deposited. This way, most beautiful travertine formations are formed.

Travertine deposits
Added by: Chris Kuijper on 20-08-2014

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