couple of days. Speleothems fall into a variety of other categories; these are properly called stalactites. Their ground-based counterparts are stalagmites. A mnemonic to help remember the distinction is that stalactites cling tight to the ceiling ("c" and "t") and stalagmites are grounded, but might fall over ("g" and "m").
Photo unmodified. May 9, 2013. FlashEarth Location. (Since we're underground, I have only a vague idea where this is with respect to the surface.)
Is This Your Hat?
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