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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

Did you know?

That kankar; kunkar is (australian.) see caliche.?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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Is the bottom really the bottom?
DandRaven on 12 Aug, 2012

 After viewing the pictures of  the exploration of Kubera cave, I asked myself why is there a depression in the sand at the bottom of the cave? Certainly if this is the bottom of a hole, where is the water that must seep to this level of a hole in the ground?

 This bottom has to be a sandy, rocky filter that allows the water to drain even deeper.

 Removing the plug could be very difficult, or not. But drilling an exploratory hole for a camera could prove very exciting results. 

Keywords: drilling below

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