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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
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. ...

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That magnetic north is the direction to the north magnetic pole at a given place and time. this differs from the direction towards which the north end of a compass points by a small individual compass error and by the effect of any local magnetic attraction [25].?

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Second International Symposium on mine caves

Dates: From 26 Apr, 2012 till 29 Apr, 2012
Location: Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy)
Since the early stages in the development of human kind, caves were used as mines to extract minerals impossible to find at the surface. Later, mining activities, digging galleries underground, allowed to reach a peculiar type of natural cavities, the so called ?mine caves?, that would otherwise be impossible to explore and study. These cavities, which are particularly widespread within carbonate formations, were known since the antiquity but they started to be studied only very recently. Mine caves have shown to be extremely important in several research fields: from speleogenesis to cave mineralogy, from history of mining activities to cave tourism, just to cite the most important ones. A first Symposium on mine caves was held in Iglesias in 2004 giving a strong impulse to the research, which flourished in the following years not only in Italy but also in many Countries abroad. For these reasons the Sardinian Geomining and Historical Environmental Park, together with the Sardinian Speleological Federation and the Italian Institute of Speleology decided to organize a Second International Symposium on Mine Caves to discuss the latest achieved results in this field all around the World. Date and Venue 25- 29 April 2012 Iglesias (Sardinia) (Depending on organizing problems, dates are provisional: the final dates will be fixed in the near future and they may change from 1-2 days before or later of the actually fixed dates). Tentative programme April 26th All day Arrival and registration of the Participants April 27th Morning Welcome by the Local Authorities Invited talks Afternoon The Naica Caves Evening Film show on Naica April 28th All day Invited talks and presentations on mine caves of the world Evening Official dinner April 29th All day Excursions in the Iglesiente mine caves End of the Symposium and departure of the participants Abstracts Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts on any topic related to mine caves. An abstract of a maximum of 500 words must be submitted to the Scientific Committee. Oral and poster presentation will be accepted. Oral presentation will normally last 15 minutes each. After the Symposium the presentations, accepted by the Scientific Committee, will be printed in a special issue of the International Journal of Speleology. Costs The registration fee of 100 ? allows to participate to the symposium sessions, excursions and dinner and to receive the book of abstracts. Important dates Abstract submission deadline January 31st 2012 Confirmation of acceptance February 20th 2012 Final papers July 3th 2012 Contacts and
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