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Formations and Types of caves A cave is a chamber beneath the surface of the earth or in the side of a hill cliff or mountain Caves vary in size and shape and many have large openings to the surface There are many types of caves such as ice caves solution wind gravity-slip-block caves fissure or rift talus sea and lava tube caves Gravity-slip-block and fissure or rift caves from in areas where there is tectonic movement generally at faults Sea caves form in rocks adjacent to the sea where the ocean has access to the rocks Ice caves form in and around glaciers in cold climates Solution caves form all over Where ever there is limestone or Dolostone and ground water Wind caves form generally in deserts and lava tube caves form in some areas of volcanic activity and talus caves which form at the bottoms of cliffs Caves are formed in many ways Sea caves are carved by erosion from the water of the ocean The constant water breaking against the rock causes the rock to weather until it makes a cave Ice caves are formed by melt water inside a glacier The ice melts in the glacier and forms openings and as more ice melts the openings become larger and forms a cave Lava tube caves are formed when lava has flown in channels underground to form a tube of lava and when the lave has flow out it leaves a lava tube cave Wind caves are formed much in the same way as sea caves in the respect that the wind acts like the ocean in sea caves Wind in a desert moves sand with it The sand acts as an abrasive and weathers rock until a cave is formed Fault-slip-block caves are formed in fault areas where the pressure from tectonic movement causes the rock to buckle and produce caves along the fault The final type of cave is
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