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Tufa towers at Mono Lake

Tufa towers in Mono Lake. Tufa towers are formed when calcium ions in the water precipitate minerals like calcite. The towers have grown as the lake has receded in the past decades, squeezed by demands for water elsewhere.

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Date Taken: 07.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: SM-N920V
Copyright: © Spencer Klein