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Geyserite El Tatio Atacama Chile XRF Included [11024]

Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC

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Geyserite is a grayish or white opaline siliceous deposit formed around natural hot springs and geysers. The El Tatio geyser field is located just a few miles from the border of Chile's neighboring country, Bolivia.

This incredible geyser field is found in a surrealistic high-altitude environment, surrounded by stratovolcanoes that form from an impressive geothermal system. El Tatio is an ideal location to investigate unique microbial diversity and metabolisms associated with the arsenic-loving bacterial biodiversities found within biofilms and microbial mats. The previously known "Tree of Life" has been expanded into another paradigm of weirdness with this metabolic "arsenic corner."

Arsenic concentrations at the El Tatio Geyser Field are an order of magnitude greater than at any other natural geothermal site in the world. El Tatio is an ideal location to investigate unique microbial diversity.

The name "El Tatio" means either "oven" or "grandfather." It is the third-largest geyser field in the world and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. El Tatio lies at the western foot of a series of stratovolcanoes running along the border between Chile and Bolivia. This series of volcanoes is part of the Central Volcanic Zone, one of several volcanic belts in the Andes.

The specimen size is 48mm H x 33mm W x 27mm D. It is a Superb specimen from this locality. The XRF is included!

It ships with a tag, display case, and Certificate of Authenticity. It was legally obtained in a scientific trade with a scientific institution.

It is an excellent addition to a geological collection that includes extremophile and rare geological location specimens.

This scientific material is Guaranteed Authentic. It was professionally and legally collected and arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity.