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karst

limestone topography typified by potholes, caverns and underground streams.
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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).
However, where basal contents ale exposed they are generally tectonized and the underlying poorly lithified detrital rocks are squeezed into the fractured and karstified limestones.
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.
Historic mining is evidenced by the removal of all soil material from the karstified dip slope of the overlying marbles.
3 and Annex 1 online) cavities of the karstified surface (discontinuity) reach into the rock as a maximum of 2.
Carbonated outcrops of the Pico de Navas have a high infiltration capacity because they are intensely karstified in the surface.