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Stalactites grow .005 inches per year. It will take 200 years to grow one inch.

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Does stalactites grow upword or downword?

Stalactites grow downwards


Can rocks grow like stalactites and stalagmites?

Stalactites and stalagmites are classified as precipitates, a type of chemical sedimentary rock. Yes, rocks can grow like stalactites and stalagmites.


From which part of a cave do stalactites grow?

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How fast do stalactites and stalagmites normally grow?

Stalactites grow .005 inches per year. It will take 200 years to grow one inch. stalagmites/stalagtites grow at .13 mm or .005 inches per year, and up to 3 mm or .12 inches per year. That would be about 100 yrs to grow 1cm on average


Do stalactites grow toward the cave ceiling?

No. Stalactites hang from the cave ceiling. Stalagmites grow from the floor toward the cave ceiling.


Can stalactites grow on trees?

yes or no


From which part of the cave do stalactites grow?

They grow from the roof of the cave, downward.


Do stalactites grow up or down?

down


Do Stalactites grow up from the bottom of a cavern floor due to the deposit of minerals over time?

No, stalagmites grow from the ground up. Stalactites hang from the roofs of caves.


Do stalactites rise from the floor or hang from the ceiling of lime stone caves?

Stalactites grow down from the ceiling. Stalagmites grow up- from the floor. Think of the "c" and "g".


Where do stalactites grow the top or bottom of a cave?

top


Why do stalactites take so long to grow?

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When a stalactites and a stalagmite grow together it and called?

a column


What rock formations hang from the celing of some caves?

Stalactites grow downwards (hang down); Stalagmites grow upwards. How to remember the difference: Stalactites "hold tight" to the ceiling.


What are the formations that grow downward in a cave?

Stalactites refers to the formations that grow downward in a cave.


Are stalactites found on the bottom of caves?

no, stalactites grow from the ceiling, like an iceicle. stalagmites grow from the ground and stand up. A way to remember it is stalactite has a "c" for ceiling and stalagmite has a "g" for ground no, stalactites grow from the ceiling, like an iceicle. stalagmites grow from the ground and stand up. A way to remember it is stalactite has a "c" for ceiling and stalagmite has a "g" for ground


Do stalactites grow up from the bottom of a cavern due to the deposit of minerals over time?

No those are stalagmites. stalactites grow from calcite (or mineral) deposits from water dripping from cracks from the ceiling. :) hope this helped


What is its called when stalactites and stalagmites grow together?

When they join they become a pillar or a column.


In which city will you find the statu of the little mermaid?

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What term refers to the formations the grow downwards from the top of the crave?

Formations that grow downwards from the top of the cave are called stalactites.


What term refers to the formations that grow downword from the top of the cave?

Stalactites refers to the formations that grow downward from the top of the cave.


Deposit that hangs from the roof of a cave?

Stalactites are found hanging from the roof of a cave, as opposed to stalagmites, which grow up from the floor. Remembering the difference is easy - stalactites are "tite" to the ceiling!


Do stalagmites and stalactites have cells?

No. Only living organisms have cells. Although stalagmites and stalactites appear to grow, it is not due to the reproduction of cells or living organisms. Stalagmites and stalactites are composed of atoms which are connected into molecules. They are made of the same things as any other rock.


What is a type of rock where stalactites and stalagmites are found?

They usually grow from limestone. Mostly in caves.


How do you spell stagites?

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