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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

mud stalagmite
1. Stalagmitic column made of mud or clay with about 30% calcium carbonate cement. There may be some coarse noncalcareous detritus in the core of such a column [20]. 2. Stalagmite composed principally of clay or sandy clay and commonly less than 30% calcium carbonate [10]. Synonyms: (French.) stalagmite d'argile; (German.) Stalagmit aus Tonschlamm; (Greek.) pilostagmitis; (Italian.) stalagmite di fango; (Spanish.) ostalagmita de barro; (Turkish.) camur dikiti. Related to stalagmite.