To this day, none of the explored hypotheses can with enough satisfaction scientifically explain or verify these concretions.
From theories involving bacteria to electro-static forces, the 100 000 soldiers were at some point the talk of the scientific and geologic community. However, not all is bound to be fully explained or understood, and we can sometime allow nature to keep some of its secrets of fabrication.
The first explorers thought that they were stalagmites, but no water drips from the ceiling.
Experts used to talk of inversed stalagmites, provoked by a resurgence of water through the bottom clay layer of the gours, like those found in the Macocha in Czechoslovakia. However, here no central canal alimenting the concretion with water can be found, or very doubtful given the tests performed.
In their theory, biologist point their fingers to a population of microbes or lower fungi. However, similar associations and environment are found to exist over kilometers of the cave, without any traces of gours being disrupted by the curious concretions.