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rimstone

[′rim‚stōn]
(geology)
A calcium-containing deposit ringing an overflowing basin such as a hot spring.
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Travel Business Review-March 2, 2012--Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel Announces Green Initiatives(C)2012] ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Best Western International Inc, a US-based hotel company, has announced a green initiative from its Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel, in Rimbey, US.
The cave decorations consist of stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, drapery, rimstone pools, flowstone, helictites, soda straws, and other unusual crystal formations.
This landscape recalls the "stony rubbish" of Eliot's "The Waste Land" and invokes the "rough beast" from Yeats's "The Second Coming." The father's dreams include "a creature that raised its dripping mouth from the rimstone pool and stared into the light with eyes dead white and sightless" before turning to "lurch away" (3-4), and "Tattered gods slouching in their rags across the waste" (52).
The Celtic references begin in The Road on the first page in a dream the father has about a creature "who raised its dripping mouth from the rimstone pool and stared into the light with eyes dead and sightless as the eggs of spiders" (3-4).
Both caves have a mixture of substrates which are mostly limestone rock and carbonate speleothems such as flowstone, rimstone dams and stalagmites.
Trampling and compaction of the guano by the Trog tour also seems unlikely because most of our census area is on angled slopes adjacent to flow-stone curtains and is accessible only by crawling over sharply sculptured rimstone dams.
Those bones found below the water level had been placed behind formations called rimstone dams, which are natural retaining walls formed around pools of still water.
Beautiful stalagmites, stalactites, soda straws, columns, rimstones, flowstones and draperies are evident throughout the cave.