helictite


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helictite

[′hē·lik‚tīt]
(geology)
A speleothem whose origin is similar to that of a stalactite or stalagmite but that angles or twists in an irregular fashion.
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Helictite Orchestra will be performing a live score for the production, featuring sitars and percussion, and visual artist Colin Lee will use subtly-morphing projected images.
Cavern officials believe on November 21, 2006, a group of visitors intentionally and knowingly distracted a tour guide with the intent of destroying the cavern's most famous formation, know as the Butterfly, a bladed helictite.
There will also be a short opening set from North-East band Helictite.
There was a very nice bunch of helictites on the wall not far from the climb up.
The cave decorations consist of stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, drapery, rimstone pools, flowstone, helictites, soda straws, and other unusual crystal formations.
Also helictites -- curlicues of calcite that twist this way and that, rather than suspending straight down.
After a winter of further trail construction, the tour expanded last summer into the Landmark Room, home to a pristine collection of rare cave formations called helictites.
Fairy Land is right there, with its baby stalactites on the ceiling and curly ones called helictites.
Stalactites and stalagmites are found within the caves, along with helictites, the unusual spiral formations for which these caves are known.
Lehman Caves took an estimated 600 million years to become what they are today, each extraordinary hollow containing variations of stalactites, stalagmites, bacon strips, cave coral, shields, flowstone, and gravity-abusers called helictites.
At Lehman Caves, sign up early for one of the guided tours through an otherworldly half mile of stalactites, stalagmites, and twisting, straw-shaped helictites.
Dainty white helictites, translucent orange bacon, and shields of white calcite adorn each crevice.