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View Diary: DKos Tour Series: People Of The Blue-Green Water (Havasupai) (24 comments)

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  •  Another wonder diary - I'd had NO idea! (3+ / 0-)

    But:  that brown stuff makes the water BLUE?

    I've only ever heard of 'travertine' in close proximity to 'marble'.

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    by chmood on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:52:10 AM PDT

    •  it's what's in the mix. . . (5+ / 0-)

      the minerals, the composition of same, is what makes Havasu Creek's waters so engaging to the eye. There are a variety of colors, in fact, given travertine pools. For instance, the red tincture of travertine terraces are due to iron carbonate in the water. For Supai's lovely tincture, it's the calcium carbonate (lime) in the water that formed the limestone that lines the creek and reflects its color so strongly. The travertine, itself, is brownish and quite a contrast to the creek and falls setting. Thanks for asking and I guess I may even have left this tidbit of info out of the diary, for some reason. I'll have to check and if so I can embed some chemistry info later on (into the text). Thanks for asking and thanks for posting your comment, chmood.

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      by richholtzin on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 09:03:45 AM PDT

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