The Miniature Cave


Caves are natural hollows. They are formed by rain and surface water seeping into limestone rocks and hollowing them out. This phenomenon is called the dissolution of limestone by the infiltration water. Some caves are decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and stone pillars and curtains.

How are these dripstones created and what do they consist of? Where do their colours – varying from almost white to different hues of orange – come from? Discover and learn all the answers with our amazingly detailed model of a typical cave.