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Karstification without carbonic acid: bedrock dissolution by gypsum- driven dedolomitization

January 1, 1994

The primary karst-forming process at Lake Banyoles is dedolomitization of basement rocks driven by gypsum dissolution. Karstification takes place along the subsurface contact between the gypsiferous Beuda Formation and the dolomitic Perafita Formation. This process is here recognized for the first time to cause karstification on a large scale; this is significant because it proceeds without the addition of soil-generated carbonic acid. -from Authors

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Publication Year 1994
Title Karstification without carbonic acid: bedrock dissolution by gypsum- driven dedolomitization
Authors J.L. Bischoff, R. Julia, Wayne C. Shanks, R.J. Rosenbauer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geology
Index ID 70017484
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse