Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Number 12: 38-42 - November 1950

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Calcite Bubbles - A New Cave Formation?
Gordon T. Warwick


Calcite deposited around air bubbles was found in rimstone pools in one of the limestone mines of Dudley Castle Hill, Worcestershire, England. A brief description is given of these mines together with a full description of the calcite bubbles and a report on the conditions under which they were found. To date no calcite bubbles have been reported from true caves, but it appears possible that the postulated conditions for their formation should be found in natural caverns.

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