Sinter (Metallurgy)

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siliceous sinter A silica-rich precipitate found around the mouth of a geyser or hot spring whose waters carry large amounts of dissolved minerals which precipitate when the water cools suddenly on exposure to the atmosphere.

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siliceous sinter A silica-rich precipitate found around the mouth of a geyser or hot spring with water carrying large amounts of dissolved minerals, which are precipitated when the water cools suddenly on exposure to the atmosphere.

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