gypsum flower

   See cave flower.

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

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  • Gypsum — Infobox mineral name = Gypsum category = Mineral boxwidth = boxbgcolor = caption = Desert rose, 10 cm long formula = Calcium Sulfate CaSO4·2H2O molweight = color = White to grey, pinkish red habit = Massive, flat. Elongated and generally… …   Wikipedia

  • flower —    A cave flower is a group of crystals, commonly of gypsum or mirabilite, that grow by accretion at their bases on a cave wall. As the crystals grow, curve and splay, their form mimics that of a flower [9] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • cave flower —    An elongate curved deposit of gypsum or epsomite on a cave wall in which growth occurs at the attached end [10].    Synonyms: gypsum flower; oulopholite.    See also anthodite; cave cotton …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Satin flower — Satin Sat in, n. [F. satin (cf. Pg. setim), fr. It. setino, from seta silk, L. saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz t[ u]n, sz twan. Cf. {Sateen}.] A silk cloth, of a thick, close… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Selenite — This article is about the mineral: for other meanings, see Selenite (disambiguation). Selenite, satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower are four varieties of gypsum; all four varieties show obvious crystalline structure. The four crystalline… …   Wikipedia

  • cave cotton —    Thin flexible filaments of gypsum or epsomite projecting from a cave wall.    Synonym: gypsum cotton.    See also gypsum flower …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • chandelier —    Large variety of gypsum flower, with branching crystal structure that may hang many meters from a cave ceiling. Very rare, except in Lechuguilla Cave of New Mexico [9] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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