Hiking to Gor

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 16:56

Another one of our Italian sampling sites requires an hour long hike along mountains down to a river bank where the high pH spring is located.  Sampling there requires lots of planning, as we have to carry all of our gear with us on the hike. The bright orange and white crusts that can be seen on the rocks are travertines, or calcium carbonate deposits, formed when the spring water interacts with air.