These curlicue extrusions (known as "flowers") are made up of a mineral more common to your kitchen than to caves. Arid caves of Australia's Nullarbor Plain have supported growth of these delicate fibers of halite, better known to surface-dwellers as table salt (NaCl, or sodium chloride).

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The Virtual Cave Created: October 24, 1995
Last Updated: October 24, 1995
Author: Rauleigh Webb