The waters are chalybeate, sulphureous and saline, and some of the springs possess all these qualities to a greater or less extent.
There is, in addition, a series of bacteria which decompose sulphureous compounds and utilize the element thus liberated in their protoplasm (see Bacteriology).
It has saline and sulphureous drinking springs and numerous brine and brine-vapour baths.
Deposits of sulphur are frequently formed by the decomposition of hydrogen sulphide, on exposure to the atmosphere: hence natural sulphureous waters, especially hot springs, readily deposit sulphur.
Within a mile of Hammam Meskutin are ferruginous and sulphureous springs.
In the Stadtwaldchen; and another, yielding sulphureous water with a temperature of Fahr., which is used for both drinking and bathing, in the Margaret island.