The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 38 Number 3: 69-70 - July 1976

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Mud Stalagmites and the Conulite: Discussion
Stewart B. Peck


The term "conulite" was proposed by Thayer to name a hollow calcite speletothem from Morris Cave, Vermont. This paper enlarges the definition of the term to include any drop-drilled pit in sedments with walls which have been secondarily impregnated and, perhaps, lined by a mineral. The paper discusses some of the variation that might be expected in conulites and describes other conulites found in caves in Iowa and Florida.

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