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Old 23.03.2021, 15:37
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Re: Ask a Scientist

From my recollections of the various caves I’ve visited , I would agree that stalagmites tend to be shorter and fatter than stalactites . But I would say there are different types of shape . Whereas stalactites are almost invariably pointy, you get stalacmites with pointy ends , but also rounded ones and crater shaped ends and dribbly looking ones that look like candles . Maybe this depends on the micro conditions , such as size of droplet and speed on impact .
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