Stalactite Cave

Stalactite Cave

The Stalactite Cave was discovered accidentally in 1968 by workers who were detonating a nearby quarry. The cave is 200 feet wide, 260 feet deep and 50 feet high, and contains dense formations of both stalagmites and stalactites. Stalactites hang down from the ceiling and are composed mostly of naturally-occurring minerals while the stalagmites rise from the cavern floor. During a visit look out for an impressive formation known as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which comprises a stalactite and stalagmite that are very close, yet not quite touching. Other fascinating formations have taken on recognizable shapes, and cluster together to appear like grapes, coral, sheets of cloth and shelves.

The cave continues to be the ideal environment for the formation of new stalactites and stalagmites, so visitors can see something different on every visit. During the winter months drops of rainwater enter the cave and fall to the floor, the droplets giving the cave a quite otherworldly feel.

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