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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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UISK, Simferopol
Speleology and Karstology, 2011, Issue 6, p. 5-11
Kijik-Koba Cave: geological and geomorphological conditions and genesis
Abstract:

The paper presents preliminary results of geological/geomorphological and speleogenetic study of Kijik-Koba Cave located in the Dolgorukovsky massif of the Mountain Crimea. The hypogene origin is demonstrated of karst features in the block of the Orlinaya Mount on the north of the massif. Litho-stratigraphic and hydrogeological characteristics are given of the rock sequence that hosted a pressure water system. Morphology of the Kijik-Koba Cave and surrounding clusters of hypogene features is described.Mechanisms of confined circulation in the block of the Orlinaya Mount and its speleogenetic consequences are revealed. It is noted that the situations of rising flow from deeper aquifers into shallower ones, expressed in the morphology of hypogene caves,are common along the course of Zuya River valley from the mountainous part to the piedmont part of the region. Criteria for prediction of hypogene karst are also outlined.