CAVES

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Stalagtites – hang from the ceiling Stalagmites- stick up from the floor: 

Stalagtites – hang from the ceiling Stalagmites- stick up from the floor

Column- when a stalagtite & stalagmite have joined together!: 

Column- when a stalagtite & stalagmite have joined together!

Mini-columns & stalagmites: 

Mini-columns & stalagmites

Helectite: 

Helectite

More helectites-notice how they come out horizontally: 

More helectites-notice how they come out horizontally

Soda Straws – represent the start of stalactites: 

Soda Straws – represent the start of stalactites

Popcorn (cave coral) - is a common type of cave coral. Unlike many formations, which grow from loss of carbon dioxide, Popcorn grows as a product of evaporation: 

Popcorn (cave coral) - is a common type of cave coral. Unlike many formations, which grow from loss of carbon dioxide, Popcorn grows as a product of evaporation

Bacon – walls of cave minerals: 

Bacon – walls of cave minerals

Bacon, backlit with light: 

Bacon, backlit with light

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Sinkholes

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This is a large sinkhole

Caves are home to a variety of life. : 

Caves are home to a variety of life.

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