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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 massive structure is a homogenous structure without any oriented features [16].?

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23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology
The 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology will be held from June 13 to 17, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on the campus of the University of Arkansas.
EGU-2016 Evaporite karst session
A session on Evaporite karst is being organized within the EGU General Assembly to be held as usual in Vienna, 17-22 April 2016
50th Annual Meeting of North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America
Symposium T19. Characterization of Karst of the Midwestern U.S.: Problems with Unstable Ground and Groundwater Quality.
Eurokarst-2016 - submission deadline postponed
The deadline for submitting abstracts (French or English) to the Eurokarst conference is slightly postponed to the 15th of October.
Karst Session at the 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
The International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds is the world’s largest and most comprehensive meeting on the application of innovative and existing technologies and approaches for characterization, monitoring and management of chlorinated and complex sites.

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That blowing cave is a cave out of which or into which a current of air flows intermittently [10].?

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Microbial mediation of complex subterranean mineral structures, Tirato, Nicola; Torriano, Stefano F.F;, Monteux, Sylvain; Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Lavagna, Maria Luisa; D’Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Chailloux, Daniel; Renda, Michel; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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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



A type of limestone resembling a breccia, in which angular limestone fragments are cemented together by limestones of different composition. Pseudo-breccias are common in many preserved limestone sequences and may owe their origin to the dissolutional removal of originally interbedded and interstitial sulfate minerals followed by break-up and redistribution of the residual carbonate component [9].

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