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Republished from Acta Carsologica vol. 31, n.3, p.33-50. Open link

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Hypogenic caves in Provence (France): Specific features and sediments
Abstract:

Two dry caves from French Provence (Adaouste and Champignons caves) were until now considered as “normal” caves, evolved under meteoric water flow conditions. A new approach gives evidence of a hypogenic origin from deep water uprising under artesian conditions. Specific morphologies and sediments associated with this hydrology are discussed.