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At Mother Shipton's Cave. People hang things under this water fall & they become solid from all the salts dripped on them. I believe it takes about a fortnight

7 Dec, 2018

 

Interesting - Is it anything like a stalagmite?

7 Dec, 2018

 

Why?! Do they then take them home again? Maybe I will Google Mother Shipton . . .

7 Dec, 2018

 

Bizarre! Creepy too!

7 Dec, 2018

 

There's a cave that does this at Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, quite a big cave. Is it limestone where this one is?.

7 Dec, 2018

 

Yes, I believe it is limestone. No, they don't take them away. I think they have put a stop to it now as so many people were doing it. In the little museum there are all sorts of solidified items, shoes, hats, gloves, etc left by well known people. I suppose it is a bit similar to the way stalagmites are formed.

8 Dec, 2018

 

Sad that people can't remove their petrified property! The well in Derbyshire has lots of stuff like hats etc but I don't think any of them belonged to famous people!

8 Dec, 2018

 

Gosh it's years since I've seen this. Doesn't look to have changed at all.

9 Dec, 2018

 

It looks more like a carpet than rock with water running over it, doesn't it.

10 Dec, 2018



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