Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Geo 1095: February 3, Day 764: Soda Straws

"Soda straws" is the term given to particularly narrow, generally hollow, stalactites. These are a little thicker, especially at the top, than many examples I've seen, either in person or in photos. The water droplets on their ends are clear in this shot. The various lineations that the soda straws are aligned along probably represent fractures- channels through which water can percolate, down to the ceiling- in the overlying bedrock.

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.)

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