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White

Pure calcium carbonate is this color

Tumes

One of the purposes that archaeology research has shown that caves were used

Hills

There are a lot of tall these in Tower karst topography

Appearing

These type of streams seem to flow directly out of a hillside

Deposits

A cave must have a supply of moving air to promote evaporation so that this will form

Speletheom

Any cave formation deposited by dripping or flowing water

Geologist

Most of these agree that drips down and slows down deposit from above the water

Speleologists

They classify speleolthems according to their general shape and location

Spelunker

A person who explores caves for recreation

Irregular

This type of topography is associated with karst formations

Green

Cave color that could come from copper

Groundwater

Evolutionary geologist believe that the majority of solution case reforms through tens of thousands of years by these

Bacon

Who knew you could find this in a cave

Caverns

Karst topography errors generally includes a network of these which are interconnected

Seepage

Stalactites stalagmites and columns are dripstone deposited from this out of a cave ceiling

Iron

This type of oxy produces the reddish brown color that many cave formations have

Solution

The largest and most spectacular caves

Soda straws

Speleologists believe that stalactites start as these

Soluble

Rocks such as limestone dolomite Halite rock salt and rocks gypsum are these type of rocks

Yellow

Color that may come from dissolved organic matter from the land surface above

Volcanic

The atmosphere following the flood was probably fairly do warm due to this type of activity

Bats

Sometimes found encased in stalagmite calcite at Carlsbad Caverns

Freezing

Water can quickly began dissolving the rock especially if the temperature is well above this

Cave

An underground tunnel or chamber of natural origin that is accessible from the earth's surface