Curtain or Drapery Landscape
Reference work entry
This feature is also known as a cave mantle or a cave screen. The name comes from its appearance like a depositional curtain in a karst cave. When additional calcium carbonate- saturated water seeps out to the cave top, it flows over a large surface on the evenly sloping ceiling of the cave down the steep cave wall, and the calcium carbonate precipitates to form a curtain-like pleated flowstone (Fig. 67).
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