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If, after being heated as in the case of spring A, water has to travel a long d istance before it comes to the surface, cooling ta kes place and a cold spring is produced. Formation of mineral springs is shown in Fig. 5. Issuing from a common hydrophylacium A, the water qualities of the springs change according to the mineral ~. substances they encounter enroute. For example, spri ng H passes through sulphur-bearing rocks and, hence, it is sulphurous, whereas the water from spring B is pure because it does not pass through any soluble materials.

The springs are a unique present-day watering place. To the soulh, about 50 km (30 miles) at Gebel Hamman,on the Gulf of Suez, the mountains extend to the sea, and where the mountains meet the sea there is an area of artesian-flowing springs (Fig. 11). At Gebel Hamman, where the Pharaoh's hot springs have been flowing for thousands of years, Pharoah's soldiers and miners of the Third Dynasty obtained water and took hot baths 1000 years before Moses' time. The springs at Gebel Hamman are similar to those at Ayun Musa, and yield water from a deep aquifer under artesian pressure.

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