September 26, 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Travertine Timeline

Posted by Evelyn Mervine


Travertine layers.

This week I’m featuring one of my all-time favorite geology pictures: a snapshot of layers of travertine, representing the build-up of carbonate crusts precipitated from springs over many years. This picture was taken several years ago during my Ph.D fieldwork in the Sultanate of Oman. The layers in this picture took several thousand years to accumulate.