2016-12-2 (Loess Kindchen )

2016-12-2 (Loess Kindchen ) image

Loess Hills Kindchen "Children of the Loess" Formed as rainfall or snowmelt percolates through the loess soil, it dissolves the calcium in the soil. When the calcium rich water reaches a nucleus the calcium carbonate precipitates out, forming a concretion around the nucleus. These concretions commonly are irregularly shaped nodules of calcium carbonate, many of which resemble tiny dolls, hence thier name.