Rock with karstic properties near to the surface

The name karst was the original name for the sterile, hilly country in Slovenia to the east of Trieste. Today, the term is used internationally for landscapes which present the following special characteristics: far-reaching loss of surface water in the karst region, large springs on the edge of the region and the presence of caves. The necessary conditions for karst are:water-soluble rocks such

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Karst near to the surface

Tags: Nature and Environment, Geology and raw materials, Caves and karstic processes, Hydrology, Geology, Rocks
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Time: 1997