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PREFERRED TERM
travertine
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • Biotically or abiotically precipitated calcium carbonate, from spring-fed, heated, or ambient-temperature water. May be white and spongy, various shades of orange, tan or gray, and ranges to dense, banded or laminated rock. Macrophytes, bryophytes, algae, cyanobacteria and other organisms often colonize the surface of travertine and may be preserved, to produce the porous varieties.

DESCRIPTION
  • Biotically or abiotically precipitated calcium carbonate, from spring-fed, heated, or ambient-temperature water. May be white and spongy, various shades of orange, tan or gray, and ranges to dense, banded or laminated rock. Macrophytes, bryophytes, algae, cyanobacteria and other organisms often colonize the surface of travertine and may be preserved, to produce the porous varieties.

IDENTIFIER
  • travertine

TITLE
  • travertine

URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/LithologyValue/travertine
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