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About SinterHide

Etymol: German sinter, cinder.
Usually denotes a lightweight, porous, white opaline siliceous-rock.

Also used for any chemical sedimentary rock deposited as a hard incrustation on rocks or on the ground by precipitation from hot or cold mineral waters in springs, lakes, or streams; specif. siliceous sinter and calcareous sinter (travertine). The term is indefinite and should be modified by the proper compositional adj., although when used alone it usually signifies siliceous sinter.

Compare with: tufa

Classification of SinterHide

Sub-divisions of SinterHide

Mineralogy of SinterHide

Non-essential minerals - these minerals are common, sometimes major components, but are not always present:
Silica > OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Silica > Opal-CSiO2 · nH2O
Silica > Opal-CTSiO2 · nH2O
Silica > QuartzSiO2

Varieties of SinterHide

Siliceous sinterA silica rock deposited from rapidly cooling watery solutions. Often irregularily laminated, but also sponge-like or massive. May form contiguous crusts or isolated, often rounded bodies. Usually made of opal (opal-AG, opal-CT), but may also contain or be...
VianditeA form of siliceous sinter in thin sheets or sponge-like forms.

References for SinterHide

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Klaus K.E. Neuendorf, James P. Mehl, Jr., and Julia A. Jackson (Editors), 2017. Glossary of Geology. Fifth REVISED edition. American Geological Institute (abbreviated as AGI).

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