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New book on Karst and Tectonics
Springer-Verlag has recently published the book "Dynamic Tectonics and Karst" by Prof. Stefan Shanov and Assoc. Prof. Konstantin Kostov from the Geological Institute of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Karst Graduate Student Opportunity
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Two important reminders and one announcement for the 14th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst (aka “The Sinkhole Conference”).
Karst Division is created in the GSA
The Geological Society of America Council has approved the creation of the Karst Division at its annual meeting on Wednesday, October 22.
Speleogenesis membership has passed over 1000 !
On Thursday October 2, 2014 the membership in the Speleogenesis Network has reached 1000 ! The lucky registration was by Jim Goodbar of US, - welcome, and congratulations!

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That calcite is 1. the commoner, more stable, mineral form of calcium carbonate, caco3. it is the dominant component of all limestones and, due to its dissolution and reprecipitation by natural waters at normal temperatures, it is also the dominant mineral of chemical cave deposits including stalactites and stalagmites. it is white or colorless when pure but may be stained, most commonly to yellows and browns, by included impurities such as iron oxides. its uninterrupted growth in a pool may allow development of good crystals, shaped as elongate scalenohedral pyramids of trigonal habit. growth in stalactites and stalagmites is either in masses of fine parallel or radiating needles, or in a mosaic of larger rhombic crystals, easily identified by their well developed cleavage surfaces. calcite is also the dominant vein mineral in limestones [9]. 2. a mineral composed of calcium carbonate (caco3) like aragonite but differing in crystal form; the principal constituent of limestone and other speleothems [10].?

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Latest Issue: 12, 2012 (in publishing)

Original article :
Papadopoulou - Vrynioti Kyriaki; Kampolis, Isidoros
Formation and development of a karstic system below and above sea level in Messinian Mani Peninsula (S. Greece)
Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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Original article :
Verheyden, S., Keppens, E., Van Strydonck, M., Quinif, Y.
The 8.2 ka event: is it registered in Belgian speleothems?
Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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Original article :
Boudinet, P.
A statistical model of karstic flow conduits
Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers, 2012
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