Virtual Museum ID: 19-KM11
Tufa is limestone formed when carbonate minerals precipitate out of ambient temperature water. Composed of calcium carbonate formed by evaporation as a surficial, spongy, porous, semi-friable incrustation around the mouth of a hot or cold spring. Tufa can also form along a stream carrying calcium carbonate and exceptionally as a thick, bulbous, concretionary or compact deposit in a lake or along the shore.
The information listed below relates to the current holding location or collection that the sample is from, and whether the item is viewable at that location or is part of a private collection. Coordinates are given as guides, and we remind you that collecting specimens from these locations is not allowed. Caution is advised visiting such sites and Below BC assumes no responsibility for any injuries or trespassing charges that may occur as a result of the viewer entering these sites.
Original Collection:Kootenay Star Mining Museum (KM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-KM11
Date Added to VM:2019-06-10
Datum:11 (NAD 83)
Primary Mineral Formula:CaCO3
Advanced Geological Information
The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.