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By mikekay
Pamukkales' terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

In this area, there are 17 hot water springs in which the temperature ranges from 35 C (95 F) to 100 C (212 F). The water that emerges from the spring is transported 320 metres (1,050 ft) to the head of the travertine terraces and deposits calcium carbonate on a section 60 to 70 metres (200 to 230 ft) long covering an expanse of 24 metres (79 ft) to 30 metres (98 ft). When the water, supersaturated with calcium carbonate, reaches the surface, carbon dioxide de-gasses from it, and calcium carbonate is deposited. Calcium carbonate is deposited by the water as a soft gel which eventually crystallizes into travertine.

Tags: Turkey Landscape and travel Pamukkale

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18 Feb 2018 1:21AM
is that a shrub growing out of all that ice Mike? Amazing. Pam
prabhusinha 15 5 5 India
18 Feb 2018 2:32AM
A bit description pl
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2018 12:53PM
Amazing what Nature does,
Excellent image
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