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Natural hot springs and pools, both developed and undeveloped.

Expanded Description:
There is no universally accepted definition of a hot spring. For example, one can find the words "hot springs" defined as:

* any geothermal spring

* a spring with water temperatures above its surroundings

* a natural spring with water temperature above body temperature – normally between 36.5 °C (97.7 °F) and 37.5 °C (99.5 °F)

* a natural spring with warm water above body temperature

* a thermal spring with water warmer than 36.7 °C (98.1 °F)

* a natural spring of water greater than 21.1 °C (70.0 °F) (synonymous with thermal spring)

* a natural discharge of groundwater with elevated temperatures

* a type of thermal spring in which hot water is brought to the surface. The water temperature of a hot spring is usually 6.5 °C (11.7 °F) or more above mean air temperature. Note that by this definition, "thermal spring" is not synonymous with the term "hot spring".

* a spring whose hot water is brought to the surface (synonymous with a thermal spring). The water temperature of the spring is usually 8.3 °C (14.9 °F) or more above the mean air temperature.

* a spring with water above the core human body temperature – 36.7 °C (98.1 °F).

* a spring with water above average ambient ground temperature, a definition favored by some. * a spring with water temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F)

(The above definitions of hot springs were copied from wikipedia.)

If you find a spring that you believe meets at least one of the criteria above, this is the place to waymark it!

Instructions for Posting a Hot Springs Waymark:
1. Find a hot spring and personally mark its coordinates.

2. Post two original photos: one of the hot spring itself, and one of a nearby sign with the name of the hot spring. (If the hot spring doesn't have a sign, please write a note explaining the lack of sign in the "private message" and this requirement will be waived.

3. Provide as much information as you can about this hot spring.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1. Include a photo of the hot spring

2. Describe your visit.
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Hot SpringsSaturnia - Cascate del mulino - Toscana, Italy

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---engl.--- The Cascate del Mulino is a public termal bathing place near Saturnia ---D--- Die Cascate del Mulino ist eine bekannte öffentliche Termalbadestelle nahe Saturnia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windego1

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 3/5/2013

last visited: never

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Bagno Vignoni est une frazione de San Quirico d'Orcia, en province de Sienne, remarquable par ses bains thermaux connus dès l'Antiquité. Bagno Vignoni is a town situated on a hill above Val d'Orcia in Tuscany, Italy. It is a popular touri

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DD Drix

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 12/27/2014

last visited: 12/28/2014

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