grape formation

   See botryoid.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • botryoid —    , botryoidal speleothem    1. Generally sub spherical or globular calcium carbonate deposits ranging in size between tiny beads and masses up to 1 m across. Botryoidal describes a form resembling a bunch of grapes [9].    2. A grape like… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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