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2008-07-24 13:32:20

At Fort Stanton Cave in New Mexico, hundreds of feet below the Earth’s surface, an odd formation made up of an intricate crust of tiny calcite crystals continues to intrigue cave specialists and explorers.


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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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