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Calcareous Tufa

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About Calcareous TufaHide

Variety of Calcite. Deposited from water. It has a porous structure and often contains fragments of leaves, twigs, etc.

Synonyms of Calcareous TufaHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Calcite2 photos of Calcareous Tufa associated with Calcite on
Glendonite1 photo of Calcareous Tufa associated with Glendonite on

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for Calcareous TufaHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Aragacot'n Province (Aragatsotn)
    • Ashtarak
  • Upper Austria
    • Mühlviertel
      • Rohrbach
        • Niederranna
          • Schattenthal
peter neschen collection
    • Steyr-Land
      • Reichraming
peter neschen collection
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Ain
      • Neyron
  • Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-Südtirol)
    • Trento Province
      • Lavarone
Miorandi, R., Borsato, A. (2007): Ambiente di formazione di tufo calcareo e latte di monte in grotte del Trentino con particolare riferimento al Gruppo di Brenta e Paganella. Studi Trent. Sci. Nat., Acta Geol., 82, 225-237.
  • Arkansas
    • Garland Co.
Hanor, 1980. Fire In Folded Rocks
  • California
    • Mono Co.; Whiticar, M. J., & Suess, E. (1998). The Cold Carbonate Connection Between Mono Lake, Californiaand the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica. Aquatic Geochemistry, 4(3), 429-454.
  • Minnesota
    • Hennepin Co.
  • Nevada
    • Washoe Co.
Benson, L.V., 2004, The tufas of Pyramid Lake, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1267, 14 pp.
  • New York
    • Madison Co.
French, J.H., 1860. Gazetteer of the State of New York
    • Monroe Co.
      • Wheatland Township
  • South Dakota
Dennis O. Terry, Hannan E. LaGarry, Robert M. Hunt Jr. (1998) Depositional Environments, Lithostratigraphy, and Biostratigraphy of the White River and Arikaree Groups (Late Eocene to Early Miocene, North America. Geological Society of America.
  • Washington
    • Grant Co.
      • Soap Lake
T Douglas Schonewald Collection
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