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Lūžņu Ditch Sulphur Spring, Ķemeri Parish, Jūrmala Municipality, Riga Region, Latviai
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Lūžņu Ditch Sulphur SpringDeposit
Ķemeri ParishParish
Jūrmala MunicipalityMunicipality
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
56° 56' 19'' North , 23° 30' 50'' East
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Nearest Settlements:
Ragaciems670 (2016)9.4km
Smārde734 (2016)10.8km
Tīreļi2,103 (2016)11.9km
Klapkalnciems160 (2016)14.2km
Jūrmala54,088 (2016)15.9km

Lūžņu ditch Sulphur Spring is one of several sulphur springs in Latvia. If most of the world's Sulphur Springs are formed in volcanically active places, Latvian Sulphur Springs are unusual in that they are formed in areas where peat and gypsum rocks occur. Under the peat deposits lie Late Devonian gypsum rocks (Salaspils suite) which are washed by groundwater. In these conditions live sulfate-reducing bacteria which emit in the process of life hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The hydrogen sulfide oxidized in the water and sulphur precipitate at the bottom of the sulphur spring. Concentration of H2S in water is about 48 mg/liter.
The process of sulfur formation:
8[Н] + SO4 -» H2S + 2Н20 + 20Н - bacterial activity
2H2S + O2 → 2S↓ + 2H2O - hydrogen sulfide oxidation

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1 valid mineral.

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Formula: S8
Reference: Dmitry Vorobjov's collection

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S SulphurS8

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