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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 Also we have forum there. ...

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 limestone is sedimentary rock containing at least 50% calcium carbonate by weight. the purer limestones consist almost entirely of calcite; less pure rocks may be referred to as, for example, muddy limestone. some limestones are porous with diffuse permeability; these rarely become truly cavernous, though some fissure flow may occur. where groundwater flow in less porous rocks is restricted to bedding related fissures and secondary fractures it can, even when moving very slowly, corrode the almost entirely soluble rock and lead to true cave development [9].?

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Speleology of Georgia
Speleological Society of Georgia is created.
Speleology of Georgia
Dear colleagues, I would like to inform you, that in Republic of Georgia created Speleological Society of Georgia By following a link below you can read interesting information about speleology of Georgia https://speleologygeorgiawordpresscom/. ...
Karst Groundwater Conference at Birmingham 2015 - a program
The provisional programme for "Karst Groundwater at Birmingham 2015" is now available and can be dowloaded
Eurokarst 2016 conference
The first EuroKarst conference announcement
Advances in Active Tectonics and Speleotectonics - a workshop
International workshop on Advances in Active Tectonics and Speleotectonics is being organized in Vienna in September 21 – 24, 2015

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That sulfide minerals is minerals that are composed of one or more metals combined with sulphur. the most common is pyrite. they are believed to be produced by the metabolic action of micro-organisms, and are found in many sedimentary rocks, usually in trace amounts.?

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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

Based on "A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special to Environmental Karst Hydrology" EPA/600/R-02/003, 2002, EPA: Washington, DC., Speleogenesis Glossary includes 2699 cave & karst terms

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base level
Lowest level of erosion by a stream [16].

swallet, swallow hole
(British.) A place where water disappears underground in a limestone region. A swallow hole generally implies water loss in a closed depression or blind valley, whereas a swallet may refer to water loss into alluvium at a streambed, even though there is no depression [10]. See also doline; ponor; sink; sinkhole; stream sink; sumidero.

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