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FORMATION AND LOCATIONS OF LAVA STALACTITES AND LAVA STALAGMITES IN THE VIDGELMIR LAVA TUBE (ICELAND)
Many lava stalagmites can also evolve on the sidewalls as a result of their complexity with lava shelves, side walks and aprons. The floor?s lava stalagmites situated near the sidewalls are in greater density. At the gradually narrowed ending of the lava tube the terminated lava flow piles up in bigger thickness. That is why the lava flow?s cooling time was longer here than in the other areas of the cave. It results a greater number and size of lava stalactites and stalagmites at the cave?s ending.
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