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Occurrence and Structure of the Ikiryu Sinter, Kuju Volcanic Region, North-Central Kyushu, Japan

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Tetsuya Nakanishi
Tetsuya Nakanishi
The Kyushu University Museum, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
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Sachihiro Taguchi
Sachihiro Taguchi
Department of Earth System Science, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan
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Koichiro Watanabe
Koichiro Watanabe
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
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Eiji Izawa
Eiji Izawa
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan
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Published:
January 01, 2001

Abstract

Siliceous sinter forms around geysers and hot springs by the deposition of amorphous silica and is well preserved in fossil systems. Except for geyserite, siliceous sinter has biogenic structures principally derived from thermophilic bacteria, which live in the hot water of pools, outflow channels, and sinter terraces. The species of bacterium process unique temperature ranges, and much work on thermophilic bacteria at Yellowstone National Park has been undertaken by a number of biologists (e.g., Castenholz, 1969; Brock, 1978). Structural studies on present-day siliceous sinter forming in Yellowstone National Park have been well documented by Walter (1976).

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

Epithermal Gold Mineralization and Modern Analogues, Kyushu, Japan

Craig A. Feebrey
Craig A. Feebrey
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Toshihiko Hayashi
Toshihiko Hayashi
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Sachihiro Taguchi
Sachihiro Taguchi
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
34
ISBN electronic:
9781934969878
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

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