Stalactite/Stalagmite Historical

Stalactite/Stalagmite Historical (HM1X3S)

Location: Angels Camp, CA 95222 Calaveras County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.527', W 120° 32.741'

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This natural formation came from a cavern on the property of the Calaveras Cement Co., located near Calaveritas in Calaveras County. It was donated to the museum by the Flintkote Co. in 1957. Collectively known as speleothems, these ancient formations were created by the accumulation of mineral deposits often found in limestone caverns. These deposits, usually consisting of calcium carbonate, drip downward from the ceiling of the cavern, accumulating as hard deposits over time. Some geologists estimate the rate of growth at 10 cm for every 1,000 years. The type of formation that commonly grows from the cavern ceiling downward is known as a stalactite. The type of formation that commonly grows from the cave floor upward is called a stalagmite. When a stalactite meets a stalagmite in the middle, they form what is known as a column, as in this rare example. This specimen also exhibits sections of flowstone which we see here as rounded forms separating the other formations.
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HM NumberHM1X3S
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Placed ByAngels Camp Museum, sponsored by Native Sons of the Golden West in memory of esteemed member Millard Smallin
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 715277 N 4217030
Decimal Degrees38.07545000, -120.54568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.527', W 120° 32.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 31.62" N, 120° 32' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)209
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 753-765 California 4 Business, Angels Camp CA 95222, US
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