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    Help me find this word. It's driving me bonkers!!!

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    It is a noun that also can be descriptive (I think). You would use it to describe a buildup on old wet stone, as in a castle dungeon or old underground passage. It's not limestone, not apatite, not stalagmite or stalagtite. I would be infinitely thankful if anyone can dredge it up. I need it. I need it so badly.
     
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    ETA: it has the same feel as saltpeter or encrusted and might end in -ite, but I'm not sure.
     
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    Efflorescence?
     
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    Calcite?
     
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    Nitre or niter, i remember it from "The Cask of Amontillado"


     
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    Calcite is in caves from the calcium dripping down within water. However, I don't think you even need word. You can honestly just call it something along the lines of "wet stone" and go on to describe it for what it is
     
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    BOOM! That's it. Thanks everyone for helping.
     
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