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Travertine Terraces….I wish this were in my garden

Blue cyan water travertine pools at ancient Hierapolis, now Pamukkale, TurkeyPamukkale, Turkey is the home of an amazing geological feature – travertine hot spring water terraces that cascade down a hillside. Pamukkale translates to “Cotton Castle” and if you see photos of this area, you will understand why. Travertine, a form of limestone sedimentary rock, precipitates from the hot spring water and forms these amazing ledges where the water accumulates. Your can read more about this stunning feature at the Mini Me Geology website.

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