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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
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. ...

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. ...

Did you know?

That gravitational water is water which moves into, through, or out of the soil or rock mass under the influence of gravity [22].?

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MA/MSc Michael Spilde (United States)

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Address: Institute of Meteoritics MSC03-2050 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131
Affiliation: University of New Mexico
Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences/
Institute of Meteoritics
SEM & Electron Microprobe Laboratories
Position: Lab Manager/ Research Staff
Specialization: Geology
Instrumentation: scanning electron microscope
electron microprobe
X-ray diffraction
transmission electron microscope
Geoactivity: Caves of the Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico
Sulfur caves of Tabasco, Mexico
Interests: Main areas of study:
1) Geomicrobiology of caves
2) Microbial deposition of iron & manganese oxides, including cave deposits and surficial rock varnish
3)Sulfur geochemistry and acid sulfate speleogenesis
4) Use of caves as analogs for the search for life on Mars
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