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A layered deposit of calcium carbonate or another mineral, formed by water flowing along the walls or floor of a cave. Also called dripstone.


a type of cave formation consisting of sheets of calcite deposited as water flows down the cave walls; flowstone is the most common type of speleothem



a layered deposit of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, left by thin sheets of flowing water, as in a cave.
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In a few locations flowstone covers parts of paintings, with the potential for dating.
During the course of this excavation, it became clear that the skeleton had been subjected to ancient disturbance and breakage through partial collapse into a lower cavity and that calcareous flowstone had subsequently filled voids formed around the displaced bones.
Have participants help you decorate the cave with soda straws, stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and flowstone.
The inherent parallelism that is made available by the graphical programming paradigm of software like LabVIEW from National Instruments and FlowStone DSP from DSP Robotics helps engineers immediately benefit from multicore processors.
Extending over the left side of the figure is a flowstone deposit (speleothem cover) which extends across part of the animal's muzzle and antler set.
Dr Nash added: "We've also been incredibly lucky at this site because you can only date engravings like this if something overlies them such as flowstone (stalagmite).
Ten led the way up a slippery path, pointing out geologic formations sprouting from the floor and ceiling, and forming flowstone columns where stalactites and stalagmites grew together.
Other speleothems include flowstone that looks like a rock river, rounded polished cave pearls, and feathery aragonite.
Chronological control for the fauna was established based on two independent uranium-series dates on clean carbonate extracted from flowstone at the base of the excavation (Jass, 2007).
2] stretch of the east/southeast facing vertical flowstone wall of the cave entrance.
The cave decorations consist of stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, drapery, rimstone pools, flowstone, helictites, soda straws, and other unusual crystal formations.
Increasing number of visitors to the site meant that the impact on the flowstone was large and parts of it were damaged.