Close-up of sheet spar (aragonite cement) crust from within a tepee structure. Note growth of
banded cements from top as well as bottom of cavity and incorporation of fragments of
matrix sediment. Roadside outcrop at hairpin turn on New Mexico Highway 7 in
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Eddy Co, NM.

© Peter A. Scholle, 1999

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