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Photo Gallery :: Cave Pearls


Formed as calcite rich water drips into their tiny nests, cave pearls must be amongst the most beautiful of all speleothems we could ever encounter - and are certainly a personal favourite of the Winster Cavers. These photographs were taken in caves, and mines throughout the UK - don't ask us where though, that's a secret!

Cave pearls on a calcite flow
HyperLink Cave pearls on a calcite flow, coloured with a variety of minerals. HyperLink
Small nests of cave pearls within a brightly coloured calcite flow - stained with iron and manganese deposits. These small cave pearls have mostly attached to the surrounding flow.
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