The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 45 Number 4: 101 - October 1983

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Phosphate Minerals in Low Water Bridge Cave Greene County, Missouri
Max W. Reams


Crandallite, hydroxylapatite, and taranakite have been identified in Low Water Bridge Cave, southwestern Missouri. These minerals occur as surficial microcrystalline crusts or interlayered with silty clays, silts, and/or organic layers. This is the first report of phosphate minerals from a cave in Missouri.

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