- Deposits of calcium carbonate, gypsum, and other mineral matter which have accumulated on the walls or floors of caves at places where water trickles or flows over the rock . Layered deposits of calcium carbonate precipitated on rocks from water trickling over them .(French.) coulée stalagmitique; (German.) Sinterfall, Sinter; (Greek.) asvestolithikon epiphlioma; (Italian.) colata stalagmitica, deposito, concrezione, stalagmite; (Russian.) nateki; (Spanish.) colada estalagmítica; (Turkish.) akmataÕ2; (Yugoslavian.) kaskade.See also dripstone.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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flowstone — [flō′stōn΄] n. any mineral deposit, esp. of calcium carbonate, formed in a cave by flowing water: cf. DRIPSTONE, TRAVERTINE … English World dictionary
Flowstone — Flowstones are composed of sheetlike deposits of calcite formed where water flows down the walls or along the floors of a cave. They are typically found in solution , or limestone caves, where they are the most common speleothem. However, they… … Wikipedia
flowstone — /floh stohn /, n. Petrol. a layered deposit of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, left by thin sheets of flowing water, as in a cave. Cf. dripstone. [1920 25, Amer.; FLOW + STONE] * * * ▪ mineral deposit mineral deposit found in “solution” caves in… … Universalium
flowstone — noun Date: 1925 calcite deposited by a thin sheet of flowing water usually along the walls or floor of a cave … New Collegiate Dictionary
flowstone — noun A layered deposit of calcite formed by water flowing down the walls, and along the floor of a cave … Wiktionary
flowstone — noun Geology rock deposited as a thin sheet by precipitation from flowing water … English new terms dictionary
flowstone — flow•stone [[t]ˈfloʊˌstoʊn[/t]] n. gel pet a layered deposit of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, left by thin sheets of flowing water, as in a cave • Etymology: 1920–25 … From formal English to slang
flowstone — n. rock deposited in a thin sheet by a flow of water … Useful english dictionary
terraced flowstone — Shallow rimstone pools on outward sloping walls . See also rimstone barrage; rimstone barrier; rimstone dam; constructive waterfall … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
Show cave — Flowstone suspended from the ceiling of Gunns Plains Cave, Tasmania, Australia Show caves also called tourist caves, public caves, and in the United States, commercial caves are caves that are managed by a government or commercial organization… … Wikipedia