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alumrock sanjose springs


Alum Rock Park, in San Jose, was a mineral-springs resort a hundred years ago. There are about 20 of these niches in the spring zone, all smelling of sulfur.
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May 01 2011 19:31 GMT FLUMP
just beautiful...
May 13 2011 02:47 GMT larrybenedict
You must be Fleur's Geology guy? I think I would have liked studying geology as I like chemistry very much. So many interesting things to study here on planet earth (and beyond!). Maybe in one of my future lifehoods!
May 13 2011 02:52 GMT larrybenedict
Would this be from the common Potassium Aluminum Sulfate?
May 13 2011 16:04 GMT alden PRO
No, the guy who named it Alum Rock was mistaken. I wrote about this place at http://www.kqed.org/quest/blog/2011/04/07/geological-outings-around-the-bay-alum-rock-park/
May 13 2011 17:36 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks for that link. Enjoyed reading that and your blog post, then off on a thread about elephants, and on and on. Giving me a hyperlink is like giving me a shovel.....and pretty soon, I'm in China!