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karst

limestone topography typified by potholes, caverns and underground streams.
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The studied system is characterized by vertical and discontinuous heterogeneity (sensu [62]); a sequence of two main superimposed subsystems has been detected (pyroclastic horizon and bedrock), with the deeper one characterized by fractured (karstified) evaporitic intrastrata/lenses.
It shows a karstified volcanic landscape filmed on the island of La Reunion; planted amid the detritus is a gray flag waving in the wind and flapping about like a long tail.
Silicification here is contingent upon the availability of a suitable host substrate, namely karstified calcrete, because in its absence, new clay minerals are more likely to form from excess aqueous silica in more alluvial soils.
Resistivity depth-sounding was carried outside of known karstified fracture zones to study resistivity patterns in a normal geological vertical section.
Wesley Chapel Gulf lies in the Mitchell Plateau (formerly the Mitchell Plain of Malott [1922]) physiographic province, a non-glaciated and karstified region developed on Mississippian limestone bedrock that has numerous sinkholes, blind valleys, swallow holes, and caves (Gray 2000).
The calcrete locally digested a karstified regolith developed in the upper beds of the Saint-Jules Formation, suggesting that a significant hiatus separates the Saint-Jules and La Coulee formations (Jutras and Prichonnet 2002) (Fig.
The upper part of this formation is generally heavily karstified and cavernous.
These rocks are highly fractured, karstified, and thin- and thick-bedded (Aker, Kheir, & Zahruddine, 1992; Geoprojects, 1987).
Furthermore, the sizes of the empty spaces in soil are normally smaller than in karstified rock, meaning that troglobionts may in general reach much larger sizes than do the soil faunas.
According to the company, a 700 metres long horizontal well will be drilled in the oil zone, which will improve the lateral geological understanding of the Permian-Triassic karstified and fractured carbonate reservoirs.