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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 stream tube is 1. a cave passage completely filled, now or in the past, with fastmoving water and whose ceiling and walls normally show scallops [10]. 2. the imaginary space formed between two adjacent streamlines in which flow is constant (assuming steady flow conditions). synonyms: (french.) conduite forcee; (german.) druckflubrohr; (greek.) ypoghios siranx; (italian.) condotta forzata; (spanish.) tubo (o conducto) freatico; (turkish.) akarsu mecrasi. see conduit, pressure flow tube.?

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Carbonates and Evaporites, 1997, Vol 12, Issue 3, p. 84-90
Sinkholes in glacial drift underlain by gypsum in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nova Scotia contains enormous deposits of Windsor Group (Mississippian) gypsum overlain by extensive late Wisconsian glacial drift. A variety of dissolution karst structures and land forms are the outstanding feature of many areas underlain by gypsum, including sinkholes. These sinkholes are typically filled with clay, sand or other materials including organic deposits of glacial origin as well as older karst fill of Cretaceous age. Adams of the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources reported in 1991 that ''All deposits of gypsum quarried at present have innumerable karst features over their upper surfaces infilled by Pleistocene materials and annually cases of sinkholes suddenly opening up on properties around the province graphically show that dissolution of gypsum and anhydrite continues at present.'' A comparison of the surficial geology map of the province with the distribution of gypsum occurrences and deposits establishes that gypsum in Nova Scotia is overlain by glacial deposits dominated by ground moraine. The purpose of this paper is to make more explicit the widespread coexistence of gypsum, glacial deposits and sinkholes in Nova Scotia