Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Mineral Spring

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1581

Under specific geological and hydrogeological conditions, uncontaminated groundwater will naturally emerge from deep underground. Groundwater contains mineral salts, trace elements, carbon dioxide, gases and other elements. Natural mineral water is mainly used for drinking and medical treatment. Based on the chemical composition, mineral springs can be divided into carbonate springs, sulphur springs, sodium chloride springs, sodium bicarbonate springs, iodine springs and iron springs.

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