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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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Karstologia, 2004, Issue 43, p. 19-26
Tectonique et karstification. Le cas de la région de Han-sur-Lesse (Belgique)
Abstract:
Relationship between karst and tectonics in the Han-sur-Lesse area (Luxembourg province, Belgium) - The structure of four limestone massifs around Han-sur-Lesse (Belgium) has been studied with the aim of understanding the relationship between karst and tectonics. In the massifs of Han and Wellin, a swallow-hole – resurgence system is observed, on the contrary of Grignaux-Turmont and Resteigne massifs. The structural analysis involves a geometric study of tectonic objects as the faults or the joints, to establish the structural evolution of the massif. With such an analysis, it is possible to describe more accurately the relationships between the tectonic evolution of a massif and its speleogenesis defined by the presence of a structured endokarstic hydrosystem. A study of the karstified joint’s directions has showed that the karstogenesis developed during two successive stages. Indeed, we can observe that the Han tectonic network is mainly structured according to two directions: the first one – N50°E – N65°E – was caused by a Mesozoïc extensional tectonic stage, without any hydrodynamic potential. It induced a ghost-rock karstification. The second one – N140°E – is due to another tectonic extensional stage during the Cenozoïc; this second stage, in relation with the Ardennes uplift is combined with the appearance of a hydraulic gradient, which allows the structuring of karstic systems. The hydraulic gradient together with the extensional tectonics lead to the karstification of Han and Wellin massifs.