cave minerals, speleothems, karst
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This article presents a short review of the physical, chemical, and crystallographic properties of cave minerals. In addition, their general modes of occurrence and genesis under various cave settings are discussed. To suit the needs of any particular reader, nearly 30 of the most common cave mineral species are described, providing the necessary backdrop for everyone eager to know more about cave mineralogy.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Encyclopedia of Caves 2nd ed., p. 499-508
Scholar Commons Citation
Onac, Bogdan P., "Minerals" (2012). Geology Faculty Publications. 78.
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