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7.10: Landforms from Groundwater Erosion and Deposition

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column

column

A cave deposit formed by the merging of a stalactite and a stalagmite.
groundwater

groundwater

Fresh water that moves through pore spaces and fractures in soil and rock beneath the land surface.
sinkhole

sinkhole

Circular hole in the ground that forms as the roof of a cave collapses.
stalactite

stalactite

Icicle-like formation of calcium carbonate from water dripping from the ceiling of a cave.
stalagmite

stalagmite

Deposit of calcium carbonate that grows upward in caves as water drips onto the floor.

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