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Extremophile Pipe Dallol Depression

Extremophile Pipe Dallol Depression - Sold!
Extremophile Pipe Dallol Depression - Sold!
Item# JPT-17991
Regular price: $425.00
Sale price: $395.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
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Product Description

Extremophile Pipe Dallol Depression - Sold!
Extremophile Pipe Dallol Depression

Extremophiles are found in geysers throughout the world. The broiling hot waters are home to a variety of life that has only recently been discovered and researched in current times. This mineralogical specimen was obtained from a scientific expedition to the Dallol Depression region.

The Dallol Depression is a geologic hotbed of activity and is the focal for several tectonic plates meeting in an area now called the Afar. The Dallol occupies an area in the extension of the North African Rift Zone. It is a treacherous, remote area to travel in and is one of the hottest places year-round found anywhere on Earth. The last significant phreatic eruption occurred in 1926, and the only visible current activity is in the form of hot brine springs.

The chemical consistency of this specimen is similar to other hot brines that percolate salt, iron oxide, sulfur and potash. The hot springs in the Dallol area are similar to the hot springs areas of Yellowstone Park and The Valley of Geysers on Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, with a great deal of extremophile activity.

Size: 50mm H X 40mm W X 25mm D

Ships in a perky geological display box with information, tag and certificate of authenticity.


Stands and cube not included.