All about Travertines

Hi, as you know I informed you guys about the water thingies in my trip to the Frozen Niagara right? Well, I’m going to tell you how they are formed. Just to tell you, this might be a little information.
When I first asked my mom what are those water thingies, she said they’re something called scar lights, or starlight’s (but she’s wrong). They really are called travertine. Just to tell you right now, there are many different kinds of travertines. There are travertine waterfalls, and travertine rocks. There’s also many different ways you can use the word travertine. But the travertine I’m talking about is how the water spills up from the cave and how they are formed.
Travertine is a sedimentary rock . It is formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals which forms water to flow in the ground and in the surface of the cave. It also makes the water flow in a hole punched in by the rocks (it takes 1,000 years). Travertine also forms the stalactites and stalagmites of limestone caves (for example-Mammoth cave). The temperature and matter of the travertine is called a tufa.
Oh well, this is how much information I can store into this post. If there’s any other information about this travertine you would like to share, please comment me. Also, if you would like to know where I got this information, I will write a Bibliography.


About Veeresh Neralagi

A young basketball fan
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