Stalagcite Gardens

Stalactites and stalagmites are formed by water dripping or flowing from fractures on the ceiling of a cave.

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They are the most common types of speleothems in caves. In caves, stalagcites grow rather slowly while in artificial tunnels and basements they grow much faster.

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When some stalactites touch each other they form a drapery with a curtain-like appearance.

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To demonstrate this phenomena, we created our very own stalagcite gardens!

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Using epsom salt and blue water, we watched their transformation before our eyes! We did this by mixing the materials together and then waited twenty-four hours to see the results!

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