This section will discuss how speleothems can be categorised according to their shape and form in a cave.
This section expands on the system of classification used by Hill & Forti. Some additional speleothem types and subtypes are included.
- Physics of twisted stalactites in wet areas with low air movement
- Physics of Shawls
- Cave turnips
- Sharks teeth stalactites
- Monocrystalline projections
- Smooth vs microgour flowstone
- Stack of plates stalagmites
- The physics thereof
- Gours large and small
- Physics of microgours
- Helictites and capillaries
- Helictites: Needle, vermiform, branching (H&F) subaqueous, ribbon
- Rod, saw, wings, wedges, peripatus
- Upturned helictites associated with dolomite
- Stegamites, shields, tepees and swelling clays
- Past papers on helictites: "Cataloguing Helictites and Other Capillary-Controlled Speleothems" (paper presented to the 23rd Biennial Conference of the Australian Speleological Federation, December 2000 - January 2001)
- Efect of aragonite on form
- White blobs
- "Stegasaurus Roses"
- Crusts, coatings, surface deposits
Cosmetic update January 2006. Content updated 4th February 2002, 10th February 2006.