Porosity2012b

Porosity2012b - Porosity of Rocks Cont. Major features of...

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1 Porosity of Rocks Cont. Karst : Chemically precipitated rocks: Limestones (CaCO 3 ), Dolostones (CaMg(CO 3 ) 2 halite (NaCl) salt gypsum (CaSO 4 ) are susceptible to chemical weathering that can produce large localized pore volumes such as sink holes, caves, and conduits. Porosity of a karst aquifers typically range from 0 –60%. Major features of Karst topography http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/djvu/WS Examples: Floridan and Biscayne Aquifers In Florida P/wsp_2220.pdf . Stalactites Karst Features Stalagmites Cave Features Sink Hole Formation Drop in groundwater below the top of a cave can cause Sediments near a vertical fracture to fall into the cave quickly forming a circular depression that can propagate to the ground surface. Solution Features in Miami Limestone Montgomery Botanical Center Miami, FL
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2 Class inside of a Doline Pinacles formed inside of the Doline South China Karst Rocky Rocky Glades Glades Everglades, Florida Caves Canal, across from the rotary At the intersection of Old Culter Rd., S. Le Jeune Rd, Sunset Dr., and Cocoplum Rd.
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course GLY 4822 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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