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Santa barbara cave

The Santa Barbara Cave is a dissolution cavity above the San Giovanni lead-zinc mine, first covered by large baryte crystals when still under water, while stalactites and stalagmites of aragonite formed after the cave became situated above the groundwater table.   

Copyright: Hans zijlstra
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13348x6674
Uploaded: 11/11/2012
Updated: 16/10/2014


Tags: cave; dripstone; santa barbara; stalactite; baryte; crystals; aragonite; géode; san giovanni mine
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