The highlight of it all was going through a rabbit-sized hole, down to almost 10 feet below, and then seeing a spectacular natural cave formation
mimicking angel's wings.
Have students work solo or in groups to complete the hands-on experiment "Making Caves." They will test how different materials affect cave formation
Microbial contributions to cave formation
: New insights into sulfuricacid speleogenesis.
The reindeer was engraved over a mineral deposit known as a "speleothem" (cave formation
), which itself developed over a large piece of limestone.
Answers: 1) rappel--E--use a rope to climb down from a high place; 2) souvenir--D--an object kept to remember a place by; 3) solution--F--a mixture of a liquid and a dissolved solid; 4) stalagmite--B a cave formation
that rises up from the ground; 5) speleothem--A--a cave formation
made by a solution dripping through rocks; 6) stalactite--C--a cave formation
that hangs down from the ceiling
The presentation will explain cave formation
, the use of caves by bats as day refuges, echolocation, and the animals that share the cave with the bats.
Stalagmites are the cave formation
of choice because of their simple stratigraphy (layering).
The formation, called Snowy River, is at least 6 kilometers (4 miles) long, making it the longest known cave formation
. And no one has mapped the entire length of it yet.
And the next question for structural geologist would be "Are there still active tectonic deformations in the cave system that influence the cave formation
?" In the Postojna cave we found many broken stalagmites.
Here is every cave formation
you could hope to see: stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and curtains, all created from mineralized water that drips off the cavern's limestone ceiling and puddles on the limestone floor.
It is an introduction to the study of caves including geological processes involved in cave formation
and the biology of cave organisms.
should be seen within the more general context of the erosive processes gradually wearing away the earth's surface.