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What is this?

 
 
USNPO2
 
Reply Tue 21 May, 2013 07:55 pm
I found these stones in Central Virginia in a mountain stream. Can anyone tell me what this might be? They are white, and kind of remind me of a mushroom top with the stem popped off.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pt_photography/8771614601

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pt_photography/8778174388

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pt_photography/8778176210

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pt_photography/8778173504

Any help would be great!
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 21 May, 2013 08:47 pm
@USNPO2,
It looks like a couple of "cave pearls" which are concretions formd in cave waters where there is a bit of turbulence so the tuff does NOT crystalize along the ceilings or floors like stalagmites.
These are all of a bunch of cave formed uniques called "Speleothems"

They are kinda common in certain spring fed streams that intersect cavernous areas. There are big masses of them in certain streams in W Va , Va, NC , Ky and Ark.
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