Cave stalagmite basis for theory on Mayan empire collapse
... from a 13,500-year-old cave stalagmite found on the floor of a recently discovered cave in Belize called Yok Balum. A stalagmite is the result of rainwater and moisture dripping from the ceiling of a cave. Over time, the dissolved minerals in the ...
WILD CAVES: INSIDE - STALACTITES, STALAGMITES, FLOWSTONE AND "CAVE POPCORN" MAKE FOR EXCITING AND COLORFUL DECORATIONS.
Standing on the road, a person can only guess where the entrance to Whiterocks Cave is. It's somewhere ... Here hundreds of stalactites hang from the ceiling and overhangs, many directly over stalagmites that are coming up to meet them.
Cave City: How to walk and talk like a caver
Column: This is formed when a stalactite and a stalagmite join together from the floor and ceiling. Crawl: A low passage in a cave that either requires stooping, crawling on your hands and knees or belly, and even rolling to squeeze your way through.
Stalagmites speak of climate history
Stalactites and stalagmites grow in caves because the rainwater of a region penetrates the ground, dissolving a little bit of mineral matter as it moves. When it gets to a cave, the water drips down from the ceiling and onto the floor of the cavern.
Slicing Open Stalagmites to Reveal Climate Secrets
a catch-all term for cave formations that includes stalagmites (remember the mnemonic: those that "mite" reach the ceiling from the floor) and stalactites (those that hold "tite" to the ceiling). In a study released today in the journal Science ...