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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 dripstone rock formations grow very, very Slowly - only about 1 inch (2.
The bill amends Section 3 of RA 9072 to include in the definition of terms the following : dripstone which refers to the rock deposited by precipitation from dripping water that eventually forms into stalactites and stalagmites; stalactite which refers to an icicle-shaped mass of calcite that forms and hangs from the ceiling of caves; stalagmite which refers to a rock formation that rises from the floor of a cave due to the accumulation of calcite that drips from the ceiling of a cave; and calcite which refers to the most common form of natural calcium carbonate mineral that forms into great variety of crystals and which can be found in different geological environments.
Several tours are available, including the Crystal Palace Tour and the Dripstone Trail Tour.
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.
68m investment into the Casuarina Coastal Reserve has been released today to deliver revitalisation works at Dripstone Cliffs and Rapid Creek.
68m investment into the Reserve has been released today to deliver works at Dripstone Park, Lee Point and the Free Beach.