Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 26 Number 1: 29-31 - January 1964

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Scintillites: A Variety of Quartz Speleothems
Dwight E. Deal


Speleothems formed by the depostion of euhedral quartz crystals on solutional chert remnants occur in Jewel Cave, South Dakota. They are unlike any other known occurrences of silica in caves and I propose the name "scintillites" to be applied to them and to other similar speleothems.

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