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{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|I never know. What's the difference between a stalagmite and a stalactite?|Rubeus Hagrid|Stalagmite's got an 'm' in it. An' don' ask me questions just now, I think I'm gonna be sick.|Exchange between [[Harry Potter]] and [[Rubeus Hagrid]] while riding a [[Mine Cart]] to [[Vault 687]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Dialogue a-b|Harry Potter|I never know. What's the difference between a stalagmite and a stalactite?|Rubeus Hagrid|Stalagmite's got an 'm' in it. An' don' ask me questions just now, I think I'm gonna be sick.|Exchange between [[Harry Potter]] and [[Rubeus Hagrid]] while riding a [[Mine Cart]] to [[Vault 687]].|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
A '''stalactite''' is a rocky formation that can be found on the ceiling of a cave. When a drop of water flows down the stalactite, the water evaporates and leaves a mineral deposit of calcite. This slowly increases the length and thickness of the stalactite. The corresponding formation on the floor of a cave is known as a [[stalagmite]].
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'''Stalactite''' is a rocky formation that can be found on the ceiling of a cave. When a drop of water flows down the stalactite, the water evaporates and leaves a mineral deposit of calcite. This slowly increases the length and thickness of the stalactite. The corresponding formation on the floor of a cave is known as a [[stalagmite]].<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Stalactite|Stalactite]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
   
There were huge [[stalagmite]]s and stalactites by an underground lake in the [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] vault area.
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There were huge [[stalagmite]]s and stalactites by an underground lake in the [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] vault area.<ref name="PS5">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 5 (''Diagon Alley'')</ref> A number of these were fractured during the escape of [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] on the back of a [[Ukrainian Ironbelly at Gringotts|Ukrainian Ironbelly]] on [[1 May]], [[1998]] following their [[Break-in of Gringotts Wizarding Bank (1998)|break-in]].<ref name="DH26">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 26 (''Gringotts'')</ref>
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''
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Latest revision as of 22:22, June 15, 2013

Harry Potter: "I never know. What's the difference between a stalagmite and a stalactite?"
Rubeus Hagrid: "Stalagmite's got an 'm' in it. An' don' ask me questions just now, I think I'm gonna be sick."
— Exchange between Harry Potter and Rubeus Hagrid while riding a Mine Cart to Vault 687.[src]

Stalactite is a rocky formation that can be found on the ceiling of a cave. When a drop of water flows down the stalactite, the water evaporates and leaves a mineral deposit of calcite. This slowly increases the length and thickness of the stalactite. The corresponding formation on the floor of a cave is known as a stalagmite.[1]

There were huge stalagmites and stalactites by an underground lake in the Gringotts Wizarding Bank vault area.[2] A number of these were fractured during the escape of Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger on the back of a Ukrainian Ironbelly on 1 May, 1998 following their break-in.[3]

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