Calc-tuff



tufa (def 1).
Also called calcareous tufa, calc-tufa, calc-tuff. a porous limestone formed from calcium carbonate deposited by springs or the like.
Compare travertine.
(not in technical use) tuff 2 .
noun
another name for tufa
noun
a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime Also called calc-tufa
n.
tufa
(t’fə)
A soft, friable, and porous sedimentary rock consisting of calcium carbonate and formed by the evaporation of water, especially at the mouth of a hot spring or on a drying lakebed. It is similar to, but harder than, travertine.

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