Limestone pillar

Limestone pillar

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Credit: JACQUES HONVAULT/LOOK AT SCIENCES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Limestone pillar. Structures like these form from minerals carried in the water flowing beneath the Earth's surface. As the water slowly drips from the cave roof and over the surface of the existing structure, the minerals precipitate out and form the shapes seen here.

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Keywords: calcium carbonate, cave, formation, geographical, geography, geomorphology, large, limestone, mineral, mineralised, minerals, pillar, precipitated, precipitation, rock, stalactite, stalagmite, structure, underground, water

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