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Offline Badlad

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How rare are these?
« on: January 07, 2022, 02:36:32 pm »
Anyone offer any advice on these formations.  Are they rare?  How do they form?  Do they have a name beyond speleothem?  Located in north of England.

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Re: How rare are these?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2022, 03:17:07 pm »
Looks to me as straws with helictites presumeable aragonite.

Rare ? Depends on the region. Aragonite comes in different colours where white is the most commen. Blue and green are the rare ones :-)

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Dagobert L'Ecluse (SC Avalon - Belgium)

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Re: How rare are these?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 04:25:48 pm »
Aragonite??  You're in luck there.  I found this information on a reputable geological site ;)
Looks like you'll never get vitamin D deficiency or cold toes if you spend long enough underground with those straws!

"...Aragonite is attuned to the Earth Goddess, encouraging conservation and recycling.  It is a reliable earth-healer and grounding stone.  Aragonite transforms geopathic stress.
Aragonite brings warmth to the extremities.  It combats deficiencies in Vitamins A and D.  Aragonite combats dis-ease and can stop night twitches and muscle spasms.  It also helps with general aches and pains..."
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Re: How rare are these?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2022, 05:07:13 pm »
Presumably it also cures Covid (that's if it actually allows it to affect you in the first place).   ;D

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Re: How rare are these?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2022, 11:21:59 am »
Not that rare in Mendip caves. I can think of at least three sites off the top of my head.

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Re: How rare are these?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2022, 09:59:18 am »

Withyhill, Mendip. The op's image looks more like clusters than helectites though.


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