Calc-sinter (; it is an important category in German chemistry)

Term for a solid Calcium carbonate deposit. When Calcium bicarbonate is in water solution, any mayor change of environmental conditions for the water (esp. pressure, temperature, photosynthesis of biotic material, earthquake) causes the water to release part of its Carbon dioxide as gas, much like fizzy drinks. As a result, calcium carbonate has been precipitated chemically.

When deposits are found in caves, in old aquaeducts or waterpipes - as a coating or even thick layer - this may be called calc sinter. If the deposits are more or less porous - as found behind cold, warm or hot springs - the phenomenon is known as Travertine.

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  • Calc-sinter — Calc sin ter, n. [G. kalk (L. calx, calcis) lime + E. sinter.] See under {Calcite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calc-sinter — [kalk′sin΄tər] n. [Ger kalksinter < kalk, lime + sinter, slag] TRAVERTINE …   English World dictionary

  • calc-sinter — /kalk sin teuhr/, n. Mineral. travertine. [1815 25; < G Kalksinter. See CALC , SINTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • calc-sinter — calc sin·ter …   English syllables

  • calc-sinter — ˈkalk|sintə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: German kalksinter, from kalk lime (from Old High German) + sinter more at chalk, sinter …   Useful english dictionary

  • calc-sinter —    See sinter …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • calc-sinter — /ˈkælk sɪntə/ (say kalk sintuh) noun → travertine (def. 1). {German Kalksinter lime slag} …   Australian English dictionary

  • calc|spar — calc spar or calc|spar «KALK SPAHR», noun. Mineralogy. calcareous spar or rhombohedral crystallized calcite. ╂[< calc , as in calc sinter + spar3] …   Useful english dictionary

  • calc-tu|fa — «KALK TOO fuh», noun. Mineralogy. calcareous tufa. ╂[< calc , as in calc sinter + tufa] …   Useful english dictionary

  • calc-spar — Calcite Cal cite (k[a^]l s[imac]t), n. [L. calx, calcis, lime.] (Min.) Calcium carbonate, or carbonate of lime. It is rhombohedral in its crystallization, and thus distinguished from aragonite. It includes common limestone, chalk, and marble.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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