Speleothems - Dogtooth Spar

Dogtooth Spar
Dogtooth Spar

NPS Photo by Jason Walz

Spear-shaped crystals of calcite called dogtooth spar frequently line small pockets in the limestone rock. These crystals are a prominent feature of other caves in the Black Hills, most notably, Jewel Cave of Jewel Cave National Monument.

More Speleothems:
Boxwork | Calcite Rafts | Cave Popcorn |
Flowstone/Dripstone | Frostwork |
Gypsum Features | Helictite Bushes

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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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