Calcium carbonate curtain formation

Calcium carbonate curtain formation

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Credit: DANIEL SAMBRAUS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Calcium carbonate curtain formation. This formation of calcium carbonate has been deposited as calcium minerals from a hot spring precipitate out of solution. This formation is part of the Hierve el Agua site in Oaxaca state, Mexico. This site includes waterfall-like rock formations or curtains that rise many metres from the valley below.

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