Río Tinto: A Geochemical and Mineralogical Terrestrial Analogue of Mars

@inproceedings{Amils2014RoTA,
  title={R{\'i}o Tinto: A Geochemical and Mineralogical Terrestrial Analogue of Mars},
  author={Ricardo Amils and David Carlos Fern{\'a}ndez-Remolar},
  booktitle={Life},
  year={2014}
}
The geomicrobiological characterization of the water column and sediments of Río Tinto (Huelva, Southwestern Spain) have proven the importance of the iron and the sulfur cycles, not only in generating the extreme conditions of the habitat (low pH, high concentration of toxic heavy metals), but also in maintaining the high level of microbial diversity detected in the basin. It has been proven that the extreme acidic conditions of Río Tinto basin are not the product of 5000 years of mining… CONTINUE READING
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