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What is a cave called if enlarged?

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A cavern

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Caves

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As the water flows beneath the surface it dissolves the limestone and cuts out tunnels called caves

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What is stalactite?

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Water containing calcium carbonate drip from the ceiling.

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Where does evaporation take place? (Stalactite)

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Evaporation takes place leaving deposits of calcite. These deposits build up over time to form stalactites.

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What is Stalagmite?

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Water containing calcium carbonate drip from the ceiling and land on the floor.

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When does evaporation take place? (Stalagmite)

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Evaporation takes place leaving deposits of calcite. These deposits build up over time to for, stalagmite.

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How is a pillar formed?

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A pillar is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join together.