rock vein

Multiple generations of veins, seen throughout the rocks in this area, help tell a geological story. The veins are a record of the presence of liquid water. Reactions between the water and the rock cause alter the composition of both and minerals dissolve and new ones precipitate during fluid flow. Image Courtesy of Institute for Exploration, University of Rhode Island Institute for Archaeological Oceanography, University of Washington,Lost City science party, and NOAA.

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