that form from the cave ceiling are called stalactites.
The bill amends Section 3 of RA 9072 to include in the definition of terms the following : dripstone
which refers to the rock deposited by precipitation from dripping water that eventually forms into stalactites and stalagmites; stalactite which refers to an icicle-shaped mass of calcite that forms and hangs from the ceiling of caves; stalagmite which refers to a rock formation that rises from the floor of a cave due to the accumulation of calcite that drips from the ceiling of a cave; and calcite which refers to the most common form of natural calcium carbonate mineral that forms into great variety of crystals and which can be found in different geological environments.
The $1.38million contract for work at Lee Point, Dripstone
Park and the Free Beach was awarded to local Darwin company Rusca Bros Services Pty Ltd which is an indigenous, Territory owned and operated firm, which will see more local jobs for local businesses.
They will be chaperoned by Dripstone
Middle School teacher Toni Smid and Lieutenant Karina Galliford from the Royal Australian Navy Headquarters Patrol Boat Group.
The 2013 tour is made up of: Shannon Hunt, Year 11 Darwin High School, Lauren Northcote, Year 10 Darwin High School, Tamara West, Year 11 Kormilda College, Toni Smid, Teacher Chaperone, Dripstone
Middle School and Lieutenant Karina Galliford, Defence Attache, RAN HQ Patrol Boat Group.
Its extensive system is composed endogen caves with angular limestone cliffs, which abounds with flowstones, dripstones
and other jaw-dropping geological features.
The delicate dripstones
and crystals inside the caves have been formed over 1.000 or 10.000 years and hence need to be protected from too many visitors, which could destroy them very quickly.
There are terraced and semi-detached styles, some in local stone, others faced with render, traditional dripstones
and cills, canopied porches and a range of window designs.