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What makes a formation like this

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ethnfreeman

Most the strata around here is in flat layers what caused this fluid looking rock

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Sagebrush Steve

Looks water worn, is it located in an intermittent stream?

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ethnfreeman

Yea i guess you could say that wow the water hasnt been that deep in my living memory

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ethnfreeman

So would that be from water trickling down the walls or a torrent of water coming threw

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ynot
5 minutes ago, ethnfreeman said:

So would that be from water trickling down the walls or a torrent of water coming threw

Both at different times.

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Sagebrush Steve
1 hour ago, ynot said:

Both at different times.

Agreed.  I would say that occasional torrents will do a lot because they will pick up sand, rocks, and debris and use them like grit in a rock tumbler to scour the walls.

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Rockwood

Bioturbation is a common cause for lack of stratification.

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ethnfreeman

There  it is must have been a really big flood its 200ft above the valley

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ethnfreeman

There was a glacial lake to the north the Teays Glacial lake near charleston WV i thnk it drained as an outburst flood if im remember correctly 

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ethnfreeman

Teays Valley to the north was a glacial lake dammed up by ice you can see a clear change in the landscape to close to the cave like its a littla flatter than the west

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ynot
17 minutes ago, ethnfreeman said:

There  it is must have been a really big flood its 200ft above the valley

Yes, now. But was the valley that deep 1,000 years age or 100,000 years ago? Water will cut through rock over time.

Also, there is chemical erosion where acidic water will alter the rock. That is how many caverns are created.

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ethnfreeman

this is what the cave is made of a red sandy silt stone sand stone and some really fine powedered quarts loaded with plant fossils above the coal seams and above this is just sandstone that has nothing in it hardly at all

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