The camel room has several nice examples of stalactites, draperies, shields, and columns. Columns form when a stalactite meets and joins a stalagmite. Notice the red brown color of these formations. This coloring indicates the presence of iron. The sloping oval plate on the right, that is fringed with helictites along a medial crack, is known as a shield. Notice that the dripstone stalactite that formed from the bottom plate connected, with the associated stalagmite, forming a column. There is also some cave bacon near the column below.