helictite


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helictite

(ˈhɛlikˌtaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) geology a distorted or twisted stalactite
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Wilderness Myths and Australian Caves, Helictite, v.25, n.2, p.68-73, 1987.
Helictite Orchestra will be performing a live score for the production, featuring sitars and percussion, and visual artist Colin Lee will use subtly-morphing projected images.
There will also be a short opening set from North-East band Helictite.
There was a very nice bunch of helictites on the wall not far from the climb up.
The cave decorations consist of stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, drapery, rimstone pools, flowstone, helictites, soda straws, and other unusual crystal formations.
After a winter of further trail construction, the tour expanded last summer into the Landmark Room, home to a pristine collection of rare cave formations called helictites.
Many grottoes are adorned with helictites, which are twisted or hooked growths that appear to defy gravity.