Tufa

Virtual Museum ID: 19-KM11

Specimen Summary


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.

Specimen Data

 

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Collection Details

Original Collection:

Kootenay Star Mining Museum (KM)

Sub Collection:

-

Collection ID:

KM_11

Virtual Museum ID:

19-KM11

Accessibility:

On display

Date Added to VM:

2019-06-10

Location Information

Sample Origin:

Kaslo

Specific Site:

-

UTM Easting:

506731

UTM Northing:

5528856

Datum:

11 (NAD 83)

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Specimen Details

VM Category:

Rock

Primary Features:

Tufa

Primary Mineral Formula:

CaCO3

Primary Category:

carbonate

Secondary Features:

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.

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