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Speleothem

A deposit formed in caves when calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or some other mineral precipitates from drips or thin films of water. Stalactites and stalagmites are common speleothems.

Twin Domes  Carlsbad Caverns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Twin Domes in Carlsbad Caverns National Park are examples of stalagmite speleothems.