Honeycomb weathering

Honeycomb weathering (English: honeycomb weathering ) denotes a characteristic weathering form, for example, in sedimentary rocks, in which, by solution and re-solidification of the binder ( eg lime or silica) honeycomb-like structures.

In the Luxembourg sandstone, a sedimentary rock from the Lower Jurassic, the dissolved leachate lime is as a binder in solution and moves with the seepage through the rock body. Upon evaporation of water at the surface of the rock, mostly on steep walls or overhangs, the lime is deposited again and the rock in these areas solidifies.