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it is called a column or a piller

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If a stalactite and a stalagmite joined it would form a column.

It can be seen that the stalactite has united with the stalagmite below

It's a stalactite that hangs from the ceiling.

No, a stalagmite rises from the floor. A stalactite hangs from the roof

Stone pillar formed when stalactite and stalagmite meet, or when stalactite reaches the floor of the cave.

no its not it is sedimentary rock

If you mean the result of them meeting, tip to tip, as they grow, then thickening from that as a single shaft of calcite from roof to floor, the result is a "Column".

Stalactites hang down from the roof of caves.

No, a stalactite may not become a stalagmite in any meaningful sense. Calcite-- the mineral both stalactites and stalagmites are made from-- is not flexible or sticky enough to survive a fall and adhere to the ground more or less intact. However, a stalactite may break and fall to the ground, becoming the foundation for a new stalagmite if there is calcite laden water dripping on the point where the stalactite rests. Given enough time, if a stalactite does not break, it will "grow" into its corresponding stalagmite, creating a column. they can become a combination of the two though

A dripstone column forms when a stalactite and and a stalagmite join together.

stalactite forms form the top stalagmite forms the bottom

The cavern was filled with stalactites & stalagmites.From Wikipedia:"A stalagmite is a type of speleothem that rises from the floor of a limestone cave due to the dripping of mineralized solutions and the deposition of calcium carbonate. This stalagmite formation occurs only under certain pH conditions within the underground cavern. The corresponding formation on the ceiling of a cave is known as a stalactite. If these formations grow together, the result is known as a column."

Yes, a stalactite can grow without a corresponding stalagmite below it. If there is a river flowing under the water seeping through the rock, the stalactite will grow while the river will sweep away the mineral rich water.

Stalagmite: A Stalagmite is a rock formation that has been formed by the dripping of water from the ceiling of a cavern for thousands of million of years creating a pointed rock, thick at the base and thinner at the top. Stalagmites are on the floors of caves. Stalactite: A stalactite forms the same way as a stalagmite except that it is attached to the ceiling instead of the ground

That's called a stalagmite. A similar object descending from the roof of a cave = is a stalactite.

a stalagmite is on the ground, a stalactite hangs from the ceiling.

Pillars are formed when a stalactite growing downwards , joins a stalagmite growing upwards .

Stalactites and stalagmites are slightly different in their growth and do not depend on each other to grow. A stalactite grows when calcium carbonate and other ions precipitate out from the groundwater. A stalagmite forms when calcium carbonate and other ions precipitate out from the groundwater. This water does not need to come from stalactites. When a stalactite and a stalagmite do grow with one above the other, they are called a column when they meet.

stalactite.... the one that formed below it is called stalagmite...

Since the caves in which stalactite and stalagmite are in are made of limestone, and we know that limestone is a sedimentary rock, and rainwater dissolves minerals in the limestone so now we have mineralized water. The water drips from the top of caves in the same spot for years and years. The water evaporates and leaves minerals and minerals keep piling making stalactite and stalagmite, that is just one way. If anyone has a better answer please say it. :D all regards

it is when a stalactite and a stalagmite are joined as one. +++ Correct, but I do love that wording - sounds as if they've married!

Stalagmite. Its analogue forming downwards from the cave roof is "stalactite".

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