The difference between “stromatolites”, “stalagmites”, and “stalactites” is that “stromatolites” are “layered mounds, columns, and sheet-like sedimentary rock which have originally been formed by the growth of layer upon layer of cyanobacteria building up over time” officially defined as “calcareous mound built up of layers of lime-secreting cyanobacteria and trapped sediment”. “Stalagmites” however are “formations which grow from the floor of caves, hot springs, or human made structures (eg. br...
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