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Silica Sinter

Yellowstone NP

Silica sinter occurs around many hot springs worldwide, and contain a host of extremophilic microorganisms. There is no evidence to suggest that any heavy metals are associated preferentially with the hyperthermophiles at the high temperature. Photo © copyright by Robert Faucher.

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