cave shield

   A semicircular plate of reprecipitated calcite located beneath joints in a cavern ceiling and believed to be formed by the seepage of hydrostatic water along the joint. Two shields form beneath one joint, descending from each side of the opening [22].
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A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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