Carlsbad Caverns - Flowstone

This is a photo of Flowstone.

Detailed Description

Flowstone is a speleothem that forms where calcium-carbonate-rich water trickles down the walls of a cavern. Over time, travertine accumulates in unusual drapery and ripple-shaped forms, reflecting the constantly changing pattern of surface water flow and mineral accumulation.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US