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The walls and ground are made of salt, and the ceiling has faux stalactites and twinkly lights.
Each of the six different habitats will have distinctive rock formations, from coastline boulders to granite outcroppings to cave stalactites.
Rainwater seeping through the rail beds created slimy-looking stalactites on the underside of the bridge.
It was created in the 1950s when rubber mallets were strategically placed on 37 stalactites across three and a half acres of the caverns.
Pipes, conduits and beams were disguised as stalactites and stalagmites through the application of 700,000 pounds of cement and plaster.
At the time, guides tapped the cave’s stalactites to demonstrate how different sizes would give off different tones.
The next stop was Grand Canyon Caverns (  422-3223), in Peach Springs, where a 200-foot-deep elevator shaft takes visitors down to a labyrinth of limestone passageways filled with stalagmites and stalactites.
Its central chamber measures 107 meters high, 130 meters long and 65 meters wide and is thick with stalactites and stalagmites.
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Origin and Etymology of stalactite
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STALACTITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stalactite for English Language Learners
: a pointed piece of rock that hangs down from the roof of a cave and that is formed by dripping water which contains minerals
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