Brand New Travertine
Once the water has been diverted elsewhere, the colorful bacteria coloring the surface while it's wet quickly dies. What is left behind is the travertine formed when the calcium dissolved in the water while if flows through underground limestone is deposited in intricate textures. In a matter of a few years, these patterns will weather and disappear.
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