Environmental controls on silica sinter formation revealed by radiocarbon dating

@article{Slagter2019EnvironmentalCO,
  title={Environmental controls on silica sinter formation revealed by radiocarbon dating},
  author={Silvina Slagter and Martin Reich and Carolina Munoz-Saez and John R. Southon and Diego Morata and Fernando Barra and Jianmin Gong and John Roma Skok},
  journal={Geology},
  year={2019}
}
Silica sinter deposits overlying geothermal fields are reliable records of environmental, geochemical, and biological changes through time. Therefore, determining the absolute ages of formation of these deposits is fundamental to constrain the timing and evolution of processes that have shaped silica precipitation on the Earth’s surface. We performed 14C dating of organic matter trapped within silica sinter deposits from the high-altitude El Tatio geyser field in the Chilean Altiplano… Expand
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