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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 moonmilk is 1. a white plastic calcareous cave deposit composed of calcite, huntite, or magnesite. from swiss dialect moonmilch, elf's milk. corrupt spelling mondmilch is common [10]. 2. deposits consisting mainly of very fine particles of calcium and magnesium carbonate precipitated from water in caves and caverns. when in suspension, they give the water the appearance of milk. name originated in 1714 by m. b. valentini (fenelon) [20]. 3. moonmilk consists of a variety of hydrocarbonates some of which are associated with particular species of bacteria. a common mineral in moonmilk from temperate caves is hydromagnesite; cold caves yield moonmilk of calcite after hydrocalcite [20]. synonyms: (french.) mondmilch; (german.) bergmilch, montmilch; (greek.) speleogala; (italian.) latte di monte; (russian.) kamennoe moloko; (spanish.) mondmilch, leche de luna; (turkish.) dik karstik kalinti; (yugoslavian.) gorsko mlijeko (mleko). also mountain milk.?

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PhD Phillip R. Kemmerly (United States)

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Address: Phillip R. Kemmerly Dept of Geosciences Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN USA 37044
Affiliation: Department of Geosciences
Austin Peay State University
Position: Professor of Geology
Specialization: Geomorphology
Geoactivity: Karst of southern Kentucky and Middle Tennessee
Interests: Karst processes particularly mathematical and GIS modeling of doline field evolution
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