flowstone

   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 [10]. Layered deposits of calcium carbonate precipitated on rocks from water trickling over them [20].
   (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. . 2002.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 [10].    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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.