Stalagmites are columns of mineral deposits formed on the floors of caves. They are formed when moisture from the cave ceiling drips onto the ground and deposits calcium carbonate. Over time, the deposits form a column-shaped cave formation.
It, “rises from the floor of a limestone cave due to the dripping of mineralized solutions and the deposition of calcium carbonate.” The minerals, specifically the calcium carbonate eventually build up creating the characteristic floor spike.
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