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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 water of crystallization is water embodied in crystal structure [16].?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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KarstBase a bibliography database in karst and cave science.

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Chemistry and Karst, White, William B.
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Karst environment, Culver D.C.
Mushroom Speleothems: Stromatolites That Formed in the Absence of Phototrophs, Bontognali, Tomaso R.R.; D’Angeli Ilenia M.; Tisato, Nicola; Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Bernasconi, Stefano M.; Gonzales, Esteban R. G.; De Waele, Jo
Calculating flux to predict future cave radon concentrations, Rowberry, Matt; Marti, Xavi; Frontera, Carlos; Van De Wiel, Marco; Briestensky, Milos
Microbial mediation of complex subterranean mineral structures, Tirato, Nicola; Torriano, Stefano F.F;, Monteux, Sylvain; Sauro, Francesco; De Waele, Jo; Lavagna, Maria Luisa; D’Angeli, Ilenia Maria; Chailloux, Daniel; Renda, Michel; Eglinton, Timothy I.; Bontognali, Tomaso Renzo Rezio
Evidence of a plate-wide tectonic pressure pulse provided by extensometric monitoring in the Balkan Mountains (Bulgaria), Briestensky, Milos; Rowberry, Matt; Stemberk, Josef; Stefanov, Petar; Vozar, Jozef; Sebela, Stanka; Petro, Lubomir; Bella, Pavel; Gaal, Ludovit; Ormukov, Cholponbek;
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Hypogenic karst: A topical session T146 at GSA-2008 conference

Dates: From 05 Oct, 2008 till 09 Oct, 2008
Location: Houston, Texas, US
The National Cave and Karst Research Institute and the Edwards Aquifer
Authority are co-sponsoring a topical session on hypogenic karst processes
at this year's GSA conference in Houston, TX (see attached). We are invitingyou to consider submitting a volunteered abstract on any of the results of your research that might be pertinent to this topic.
This session isnumber T146, and will involve oral presentations.
Drs. AlexanderKlimchouk, Calvin Alexander, and Kevin Stafford will be our three invited speakers.
The electronic abstract submission form is now available at
The abstract deadline is 3 June 2008.
Lewis Land,

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
and the National Cave and Karst Research Institute

Most karst research focuses on epigenic karst, formed by descending
groundwater. Hypogenic karst represents a major paradigm shift that answers many questions not satisfactorily addressed by invoking epigenic processes. The hypogenic model focuses on morphologic and hydrologic features created by ascending artesian groundwater. As the effects of hypogenic processes have become more clearly understood, hypogenic features have been recognized internationally in diverse geological settings. Hypogenic karst features are often poorly expressed at the surface, so their vulnerability as reservoirs for public water supply, risk of sinkhole collapse, and value as a host for mineral resources can be significantly underestimated. Thus, disseminating information on hypogenic karst to the geological community is crucial to developing accurate models and effective management plans for these karst systems. Hypogenic karst also has important implications for many other disciplines, including more accurately determining the location and yield of economic paleokarst deposits, understanding the range and speciation of cave-limited organisms, enhancing analyses of landscape evolution, and better predicting the distribution of paleontological and archaeological deposits. As a new conceptual model, some topics will be presented to generate discussion to help further refine this exciting concept in karst geoscience.
31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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