Potential Barium-Strontium Geothermometry Travertine Deposits

Travertine Is A Calcium Carbonate Deposit Which Forms By Precipitation From Ground Water And Mineral Springs. The Travertine Rock Commonly Forms In Wide Open Spaces. Such Deposits Are Assumed To Be Producing Stalactites And Stalagmites. Such Deposits Are Assumed To Be Due To Supersaturation Of Slow-Forming Droplets Brought About By Partial Evaporation. The Ground Water From Which These Deposits Form Is Assumed To Be Cool. Of More Immediate Interest Are Those Travertine Deposits Found In Veins Or Associated With Warm Spring Deposits. These Deposits May Be Associated With Siliceous Sinter Or Opaline Quartz. The Sinter Or Opaline Quartz Should Also Have A Geochemical Signature That Is Amenable To Chemical Geothermometry. Egi Reference Number Gl04186_14

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Citation Date 1978-09-29T00:00:00

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North Bound 37.01
South Bound 31.33
East Bound -109.04
West Bound -114.8