Cross-Country with Gernot


Start of the trip

Mono Lake

Mono Lake Tufa

Nevada

Bryce Canyon

Capital Reef

Midwest Signage

Middle America

End of the trip

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Tufa 1

Tufa towers are bizzare limestone rock formations, created by a chemical reaction between the water of Mono Lake and the water bubbling up from underwater springs.

Mono Lake has lots of carbonates; the springs have lots of calcium; put them together, and over decades or centuries, you get these big constructions of calcium carbonate (limestone).

For more information, see the Tufa Towers page of the Mono Lake website.


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