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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 heterogeneous is the unequal spacial distribution of aquifer properties [16].?

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The 6th Int. Conference on Geomorphology: Evaporite-Karst Program

Dates: From 07 Sep, 2005 till 11 Sep, 2005
Location: Zaragoza, Spain

Posted on January 12, 2005

special session of the Sixth International Conference on Geomorphology
To be held in Zaragoza (Spain) on September 7-11, 2005

Abstracts on any topic related to karst in evaporite rocks and sediments will be welcome (geomorphology, geology, hydrogeology, speleogenesis, minerals, paleokarst, dissolution subsidence, environmental problems, etc.). Many excellent 1- to 5-day-long field trips are offered before, during, and after the conference. Some of them are focused on EK processes and problems.
Researchers from 12 countries have already submitted the preliminary registration form and a proposal to contribute a paper or poster to the EK session. The Second Circular is now available at:
Please download Forms A and B, and send them to the travel agency. Instructions for the submission of abstracts are included on pages 1719 in the Second Circular. The deadline for abstract submission is March 1, 2005. There are plans to publish the EK papers in an international journal.
The EK special session is being organized by Francisco Gutirrez (University of Zaragoza, Spain) <> and Kenneth Johnson (Oklahoma Geological Survey, USA) <>.

We look forward to seeing you in Zaragoza
Francisco Gutirrez & Kenneth Johnson


The Sixth International Conference on Geomorphology will be held in Zaragoza (Spain) on September 7-11, 2005. A special session on Evaporite Karst Processes and Problems (EK) has been programmed for this international meeting. At the present time, the organizing committee is mailing the First Circular, which has also been incorporated in the website: . The Second Circular will be delivered by the Fall of 2003 to those who have returned the preliminar registration form. We consider that the special session on Evaporite Karst (EK) will be an excellent opportunity to gather people from all over the World who are interested in any topic related to dissolution of evaporites (salt, gypsum, anhydrite, potash, etc.) and to share our investigations and experiences. Given the multiple relationships that evaporite-dissolution processes have with many geological disciplines, EK studies commonly require a multidisciplinary approach. For this reason, we want the EK session to have a multidisciplinary coverage. Any geological study (hydrogeological, structural, stratigraphical, sedimentological, mineralogical...), regardless of its geomorphological content, will be very welcome. Some suggested topics are listed below: EK Geomorphology, EK Hydrology, Subsidence hazards in EK areas, Speleogenesis in evaporite rocks, Speleothems and minerals in evaporite caves, Paleoenvironmental records from caves in evaporites, EK hazards and dams EK in salt diapirs, Water pollution in EK areas, EK and wast- disposal sites, Dissolution of evaporite minerals, Dissolution and subsidence in evaporite mines, Implications of EK for the oil industry, Evaporite dissolution in saline lakes and sabkhas, Evaporite dissolution, subsidence, and deformational structures, Evaporite paleokarst (breccias, residues, rauhwackes...), Stratigraphical implications of evaporite dissolution, Ore deposits associated with EK products, Participants will be able to present their work as an oral presentation or a poster. Extended presentations about general issues may be accepted. The organizers hope to publish papers presented at the session in an international journal, preferably included in the Science Citation Index. The Conference program offers a wide variety of field trips. Two of the One-day trips (B1 and B6) will focus mainly on the environmental and geological implications of evaporite dissolution and subsidence. Post-Conference field trips C3 and C6 will also cover some EK aspects in the NE of Spain. Any of the field trips will also provide an excellent opportunity to visit areas with exciting geology and beautiful scenery. The enclosed address list shows the EK researchers who are receiving this letter. We would appreciate if you could please forward this information to other people or institutions who may be interested in the Conference in Zaragoza or send us their addresses. We look forward to seeing you at the Conference and receiving any contribution on your EK research. Francisco Gutierrez, University of Zaragoza, email:; Kenneth S. Johnson, Oklahoma Geological Survey,

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