Stalactite

A stalactite is a formation which hangs from the roof of caves or man-made features such as tunnels or bridges. The name comes from the Greek word for ‘to drip’. This beautiful specimen was almost certainly recovered from a cave or gully (a wide joint) in the Portland Limestone.

Find out more on the rocks and pseudofossils page.

Common name

Stalactite

Type

Rocks and Pseudofossils


Strata

Unknown

Time period

Quaternary

Age

Unknown

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Portland Museum

Accession number

POLPM.T1015