Carlsbad Caverns - speleothems

This is a photo of speleothems.

Detailed Description

Most of Carlsbad Caverns' speleothems (cave deposits such as these stalagmites) consist of the mineral calcite (CaCO3) that precipitates from groundwater that enters a cavern. Some speleothems are also composed of aragonite and gypsum (Davis, 2000; NPS, 2009; NPS, 2010).


Image Dimensions: 800 x 600

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Location Taken: US