Section 7 of Republic Act 9072 otherwise known as the National Caves and Cave Resources Management Act, prohibits the destroying, disturbing, defacing, marring, altering, removing, or harming the speleogem or speleothem
of any cave or altering the free movement of any animal or plant life into or out of any cave.
Modifications include lighted and paved concrete walking pathways, colored lighting to illuminate speleothem
formations, and excavation of a second entrance, which have likely altered airflow and relative humidity.
Barite mineralization in association with calcitic speleothem
precipitates in cave structures in Silurian Aeronian carbonate rocks in Kalana quarry, Central Estonia, was studied.
These fibrillar prisms are more closely similar to abiotic speleothem
deposits than to the calcitic prisms of pteriomorph bivalves.
Dominguez-Villar, Preservation of Nom-Metal Complexes in a Modern Hyperalkaline Stalagmite: Implications for Speleothem
Trace Element Geochemistry, Geochim.
As far as cave and karst science in particular was concerned, no real development of our knowledge of cave or speleothem
formation could take place without an understanding of limestone solution, and this did not occur until later in the nineteenth century (Shaw iv).
Rainwater percolating through the caves has festooned their interiors with impressive speleothem
features such as stalagmites, stalactites, and flowstone formations (Figure 4).
The team reconstructed a rainfall record stretching back 450 years from unprecedented speleothem
samples from Yok Balum cave in Belize using uranium thorium dating from the chemical composition in the speleothems
containing aragonite, which is high in uranium.
Having perfected this method of speleothem
chronology with near pinpoint accuracy in previous research over the years in their state-of-the-art Radiogenic Isotope Laboratory at UNM that Asmerom leads, they were equipped to date the delicate florets that adhered to the top of Naia's body after she fell in the cave.
(2009) from a speleothem
record from Hoti Cave in the Hajar Mountains of Oman.
Hawkesworth, "Centennial-scale holocene climate variability revealed by a high-resolution speleothem
[delta]18O record from SW Ireland," Science, vol.