Title

Minerals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Keywords

cave minerals, speleothems, karst

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-383832-2.00072-4

Abstract

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

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