cave breccia

   Angular fragments of rock forming a fill in a cave, either cemented together by dripstone or in a matrix of cave earth [10].
   See also solution breccia.

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

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