Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park

Detailed Description


A section of the roof of Wind Cave showing the highly fractured character of the limestone bedrock. Many of the cavern surfaces have a frothy coating of small crystalline clusters of calcite and gypsum called "popcorn." Larger speleothems consisting of nodular or cauliflower-shaped crystal masses are called "coralloids" (NPS, 2009).


Image Dimensions: 900 x 675

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Location Taken: US