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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
1. A break or secondary discontinuity in the rock mass, whether or not there has been relative movement across it. Faults, thrusts, and joints are all fractures, but bedding planes, which are primary features, are not. In a more strictly hydrogeological context the term has been used to classify voids in the size range 0.1 to 10mm . 2. Breakage of rock strata . 3. The general term for any mechanical discontinuity in the rock; it is, therefore, the collective term for joints, faults, cracks, etc. See also conduit; fissure.