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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Cave Systems  Cave systems are formed when dissolution produces a series of caves  Related to fluctuating groundwater table  Groundwater seepage causes flowstone, stalagmites, stalactites o Ground water flowing thru limestone… goes through certain pressure (higher pressure) it’s able to dissolve more calcium carbonate  When it comes out to the air, its super saturated, excess calcium carbonate precipitates Karst Systems – Features  Tower Ka
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