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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 cave pearl is 1. carbonate concretion, usually of calcite, that is spherical or irregular in shape, with an internal structure of concentric banding round a central grain. pearls form in pools of saturated water disturbed by dripping water, so that they are commonly found beneath high avens. individual pearls may be lmm or many centimeters in diameter. movement of the larger ones may become impossible and they can then become cemented to the pool floor. some caves contain spectacular displays of cave pearls; in jackson's bay cave, jamaica, they cover large areas of passage floor behind low gour barriers [9]. 2. small concretion of calcite or aragonite formed by concentric precipitation around a nucleus [10]. synonyms: pisolite; pisolith; (french.) perle des cavernes; (german.) hohlenperlen; (greek.) speleomargarites; (italian.) perle di grotta; (russian.) pescernij zhemcug; (spanish.) perla de caverna; (turkish.) magara incisi; (yugoslavian.) pecinski biseri, jamski biseri.?

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