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  • Responsible Thematic Node: Interiors & Surfaces
  • Short Name: Rio Tinto field site
  • Brief description: TNA1: Acidic ecosystem, test site for extreme environmental conditions
  • URL: http://www.isa.au.dk/networks/euroPlanet/facilities/tna1/RioTinto.html
  • Type: CONTACT/Facility
  • English Language: YES
  • Restricted access: NO
  • Comment on the access:
    For visiting of the facility, contact
    Felipe Gómez Gómez
    Extremophiles Laboratory
    Carretera de Ajalvir,
    Km 4 Torrejón de Ardoz
    Madrid, Spain
    Email: gomezgf@inta.es
    Phone 00 34 91 520 6461
    Fax 00 34 91 520 1074

  • Longer description:
    The Tinto River (Iberian Pyritic Belt) is an unusual acidic ecosystem (100 km long, mean pH 2.3) containing a high concentration of heavy metals (Fe, Cu, Zn, As and Cr) and an unexpected level of microbial diversity (Bacteria, Archaea and Eukaryotes). We postulate that the Tinto River operates as a Gaian system in which the (extreme) environmental conditions are generated and regulated by the biological components of the ecosystem. This place has been used for space missions instrument testing in several projects.

  • Associated bibliographic resource 1: The Tinto River: a Gaian extreme environment. F. Gómez et.al.,
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  • Contributor: Schmidt
  • Last updater: Tirsch
  • Responsible: Gómez Gómez
  • Other Contact (name): Mari Paz Blanco
  • Other Contact (email): blancotp@inta.es
  • This is a copy (not an original): NO
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