The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 37 Number 4: 79-82 - October 1975

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Additional Data on the Mineralogy of the New River Cave
John W. Murray


The concentrations of several metallic elements in some speleothems of calcite and of aragonite and the associated waters and, also, in the calcite and aragonite parts of the same speleothems have been determined. The results give no indication that the concentration of Sr is the controlling factor favoring the growth of aragonite under the conditions in New River Cave. In all but one instance, the minor elements are excluded to some extent in the growth of speleothems of calcite and aragonite.

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