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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. ...

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Observations morphologiques dans labme de Maramoye (Le Beausset, Var), 2003, Bigot, Jeanyves
Morphological observations in the Maramoye pit (Le Beausset, Var) - Maramoye pit is a two-levels cave around the Beausset Clay, and near to a 6 Ma old lava flow. On one hand, the description of the deposits cuts, and of galleries features, on the other hand, show a run of events whose relative chronology can be recreated. The siliceous cover, developed by the crypto-corrosion, then the volcanic event and at last, the red event showing limestones out of their siliceous toping, stand for the great phase inferred from observations in the cave. The upper level galleries morphology shows a connection between lower and upper levels linked by a puits-chemine (phreatic lift). The corroded speleothems and partly removed fillings point out a flooding of the upper level. It has not been possible to show obviously that one or other levels of Maramoye is formed before the other. In compensation, the observations suggest that the lower level after the basaltic event have been picked up, so that the paleogeographic precing back get complicated.

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