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Travertines are accumulations of calcium carbonate in springs (karstic, hydrothermal), small rivers, and swamps, formed mainly by incrustation (cement precipitation and/or biochemical precipitation).

The term travertine has a local origin from Tivertino, the old Roman name of Tivoli in Italy where travertine forms an extensive deposit. It has already been used by Lyell, 1863; Cohn, 1864; Weed, 1889; and Howe, 1932.

These deposits have also been reported as tufa, calc tufa, calcareous tufa, plant-tufa, carbonate concretions, petrified moss, Vaucheria tufa, Chironorriid tufa, spring-sinter, calcic-sinter, sinter crust, and others, and by local names. The term tufa refers to highly porous,...

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