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see stalactite and stalagmitestalactite and stalagmite
, mineral forms often found in caves; sometimes collectively called dripstone. A stalactite is an icicle-shaped mass of calcite attached to the roof of a limestone cavern.
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A hood mold on the outside of a wall, often used in Gothic architecture.


A cave feature, such as a stalagmite, which is formed by precipitation of calcium carbonate or another mineral from dripping water.


A drip cap made of stone.

headmold, dripstone, head molding, hood-mold, weather molding

The molding carried around or over the head of a door or window.
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These natural geologic "decorations" are called speleothems or dripstones. Dripstones are formed the action of that contains dissolved rock.
Member for Casuarina Lauren Moss said that Dripstone Middle School is the first school to use their $300,000 and that students returning from semester break would now have faster access to leading edge technology.
Alejano said a dripstone is a collective term for stalagmites and stalactites, a kind of precious mineral which takes hundreds of years to form.
Participating schools include Darwin Middle School, Nightcliff Middle School, Dripstone Middle School, St Johns College, Sanderson Middle School, Kormilda College and Warruwi School.
Currently work is occurring on upgrades to Lee Point, Dripstone Park and the Free Beach areas, which sees a new toilet block and three new modern picnic shelters at Dripstone Park, including a larger one for functions.
The second round of tenders for the $10.68m investment into the Casuarina Coastal Reserve has been released today to deliver revitalisation works at Dripstone Cliffs and Rapid Creek.
The first tender of the $10.68m investment into the Reserve has been released today to deliver works at Dripstone Park, Lee Point and the Free Beach.
It will be built on the Dripstone Middle School grounds and will enable the two schools to link more closely with Vocational Education and Training programs and facilities.