stalagmite


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a cylinder of calcium carbonate projecting upward from the floor of a limestone cave

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According to the study, analysis shows that the stalagmite is more than 11,000 years old.
Devotees believe the ice stalagmite structure symbolises mythical powers of Lord Shiva.
Additional finds are also needed to determine whether Neandertals regularly made stalagmite structures in caves, archaeologist Marie Soressi of Leiden University in the Netherlands writes, also in Nature.
The team used the oxygen and carbon isotopic ratios from each layer of stalagmite deposits to recover the cumulative signals of climatic and hydrogeological variations that include rainfall and temperature.
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New types of kettles that do not fur up with limescale could be developed following research that studied how stalagmites build up in caves.
Undeterred by violence, Hindu pilgrims trek daily through icy streams and frozen mountain passes to the 3,800 metres (12,700 feet) high Amarnath cave shrine, to worship an ice stalagmite, believed to be the symbol of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and regeneration.
The pilgrims said that the ice stalagmite, which was 19- feet high when the pilgrimage began, has melted to nine feet.
The two giant underground vaults attract around 400,000 visitors each year and are laden with an awe-inspiring display of stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Lakhs of pilgrims perform the annual Amarnath pilgrimage at the Himalayan cave shrine, situated at height of 13,500 feet, which has natural ice stalagmite believed to be an icon of Lord Shiva.
The seven-meter-tall statue of the second Sassanid King, which is located inside a cave, was sculpted about 1,800 years ago from a stalagmite.
co-drummer goddess Lizzi Bougatsos' art pieces: feminist, controlled chaos that is abstract, urgent and, among its decoupage of lady double drumming and stalagmite noise loops, is a total analogue to a cosmic day-glo penis krazy glued onto a yield sign.
Confirming a rabbi's reading of Bible prophecy, scientists reported that an analysis of rings on stalagmite from a cave near Jerusalem reveals the climate of the region got drier shortly after the Roman dispersion of the Jews in CE 70.
According to ANSTO palaeoclimatologist Dr Pauline Treble, south-west Western Australia is an ideal site for stalagmite research as it has a Mediterranean-type climate with distinctly wet winters and dry summers.
In the face of violent protests from Muslims, the Kashmir government withdrew its decision of transferring land to build shelters for Hindu pilgrims visiting the Amarnath cave to pray by an ice stalagmite considered sacred.