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Frozen Niagara

Mammoth Cave National Park

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Frozen Niagara
Frozen Niagara is perhaps the largest travertine speleothem area along the public tour routes within Mammoth Cave. Stalactites form from the accumulation of calcium carbonate as water drips from the carvern ceiling; stalagmite build up where water drips to the flow and minerals precipitate; columns form where stalactites eventually join their corresponding slagmites, and flowstone forms where flowing water precipitate minerals as on the canyon walls. All the speleothems, and more, can be found in this section of Mammoth Cave.


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