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08-Features of Zhijindong Cave stalactite - With the highest

2015-03-25 20:40 | Author:gzzjd | Reading:amount |

The secondary chemical sediments in Zhijindong Cave developed well.There are two kinds of chemical type and mineral composition :carbonate and sulfate,among which, carbonate including calcite, aragonite, hydromagnesite,etc. and sulfate including gypsum,etc. Stalactites such as soda straws, stalactites, stalagmites, columns, draperies, curtains, stone waterfalls, cave flags, cave shields, flowstone dams, palm slices, helictites, fusiform stone, spherical stalactites, calcite flowers, anthodites ,etc.could be found in this cave. Stalagmites in helmet shape, hill shape, tower shape, mushroom shape, deodar shape, fusiform and crutch shape,etc.are the most characteristic by their own odd shapes.From different gravitational sediments, such as dripping water sediments, flowing water sediments, splashing water sediments and pool water sediments to non-gravitational sediments, synergetic sediments and superimposed sediments, all types and shapes of sediments that could be found in current scientific classification and nomination could be found in this cave; besides, from macroscopic to microscopic, from surface to subsurface, from ancient to modern times, from carbonate to sulfate, various kinds of sediments also could be found.These different types and shapes of sediments respectively represent different kinds of formation environments.The beautiful and rare shapes, large dimensions, perfect and various mineral crystals, abundant quantities, complete types and dense distribution, all of them make Zhijindong Cave unique all over the world.
Main types of secondary chemical sediments in Zhijindong Cave
Classification Sub-classification Main types Remarks
Gravitational water sediments Dripstone Soda straw、stalactite、stalagmite、column、stalagmite with specific shape (in helmet shape, hill shape, tower shape, mushroom shape, fusiform and crutch shape) Mainly are huge and large ones, and stalagmites with specific shape are rare.
Flowstone Wall flowstones like shield, cave flag, curtain, drapery, stone waterfall and bottom flowstones line stone terrace and flowstone dam. Chinese lute-shaped shield and flowstone dam in large area (5000m2) are precious and rare.
Pool water sediments Rim stone and cave pearl Common landscape
Splashing water sediments Palm slice, palmlike stalagmite, cave coral, spherical stalactite, and stone mushroom Its tall and big body features the wonder of palmlike stalagmite.
Non-gravitational water sediments Sulfate Anthodite, gypsum crust, gypsum pin, and crust Large area symbiotic development, pure and white, rare both at home and abroad
Carbonate Aragonite flowers, aragonite pin, calcite flower and helictites in branch shape, antler shape, radiation shape, flower shape, feather shape, wormlike shape, and rodlike shape
Synergetic sediments Palmlike stalagmite (column), nodular stalagmite (column), fusiform drapery, stalagmite (column) large/huge palmlike stalagmite (column)
Heterogenetic-homomorphic sediments Moonmilk (Amorphous mineral aggregate of hydromagnesite), cave coral, and crust product moonmilk, which is rare in both China and abroad.
 







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