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. ...
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,
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. ...
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 ore karst is formation of interstices, caverns caves and other karst forms produced by solution in water from thermal springs and ore-bearing solutions . synonyms: (french.) karst minier; (german.) zwischenraume, kavernen, hohlen im karst, gebildet durch thermalwasser oder erzhaltige losungen; (greek.) thermometallikon karst; (italian.) carsismo per dissoluzione idrotermale; (russian.) rudny karst; (spanish.) karst termomineral; (turkish.) cevher karsti; (yugoslavian.) rudni krs (kras).?
(French; sometimes spelled lapies or lapiaz.) Term for a region with outcrops of small regular pillars, cones, or blocks of carbonate rock . Synonyms: (French.) lapies; (German.) Karren; (Greek.) lapiaz, lenar; (Italian.) lapia, solcato, carregiato; (Russian.) karry; (Spanish.) lenar; (Turkish.) erime olugu, lapya; (Yugoslavian.) skrapa, grizine, bridine, zlebici. See karren, rock-rill, grikes.