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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

flowstone
Deposits of calcium carbonate, gypsum, and other mineral matter which have accumulated on the walls or floors of caves at places where water trickles or flows over the rock [10]. Layered deposits of calcium carbonate precipitated on rocks from water trickling over them [20]. (French.) coulee stalagmitique; (German.) Sinterfall, Sinter; (Greek.) asvestolithikon epiphlioma; (Italian.) colata stalagmitica, deposito, concrezione, stalagmite; (Russian.) nateki; (Spanish.) colada estalagmitica; (Turkish.) akmatasi; (Yugoslavian.) kaskade. See also dripstone.