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Regional mapping of karst terrains in order to avoid potential environmental problems

January 1, 1995

The oklahoma Geological Survey will prepare a map of the State at a scale of 1:500,000 to show karst terrains and associated environmental problems in Oklahoma. Surface and near-surface carbonates (limestone and dolomite) comprise about 6% of the surface area of the State, whereas sulphates (gypsum and anhydrite) comprise about 4% of the State. Areas of carbonates and sulphates will be differentiated and mapped separately as two zones: in zone 1 they are 0-6 m deep, and in zone 2 they are 6-30 m deep. Areas underlain by bedded salt (halite) within 300 m of the surface comprise 14.6% of the State, and they will be mapped as zone 3.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1995
Title Regional mapping of karst terrains in order to avoid potential environmental problems
DOI
Authors K.S. Johnson, J.F. Quinlan
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Cave and Karst Science - Transactions British Cave Research Association
Series Number
Index ID 70018793
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization