Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Cave Coral Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_247
This is a landscape of calcium carbonate or gypsum deposits that form on the surfaces of stalactites or stalagmites. Coral-like features are common in caves, and they are a type of isohomogeneous sediment. They have several causes of formation. They can form in the splashing or capillary water or underwater, but it is difficult to make a strict distinction based on their morphology (Fig. 13).
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