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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. ...

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. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
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. ...

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That sulfide minerals is minerals that are composed of one or more metals combined with sulphur. the most common is pyrite. they are believed to be produced by the metabolic action of micro-organisms, and are found in many sedimentary rocks, usually in trace amounts.?

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19th International Karstological School ?Classical Karst?: Protection of the Underground Karst

Dates: From 20 Jun, 2011 till 25 Jun, 2011
Location: Postojna, Slovenia

The 19th International Karstological School “Classical Karst” will be held between June 20 and 25, 2011. It will be dedicated to the protection of the underground karst.

The importance of underground karst is manifold: it is a source of drinking water, a regulator of the flow regimes of river basins, the habitat of underground organisms, the bearer of information about past palaeogeographic/climatic development, one of the best sources of information about the early development of human beings, and, among other things, an important economic category (show caves).

The aim of this Karstological School is to shed light on the issues of the multiple pressures on underground karst, set out the causes of these pressures and offer preventive and remedial solutions to them, propose alternatives to the frequently inappropriate management of underground karst, and at the same time raise awareness of the importance of underground natural heritage. We will raise awareness of protection of the underground karst and collect basic Slovenian-Croatian knowledge by publishing Protection of the underground karst – cases from Slovenia and Croatia.

You can find more information about the Karstological School in Slovene, in English, and in Croatian.

The International Karstological School is included in the international OP IPA Slovenia-Croatia 2007-2013 program and is financed by EU and Slovene regional funds.