Paleokarst

Editors: James, Noel P., Choquette, Philip W. (Eds.)

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Landscapes of the past have always held an inherent fascination for ge­ ologists because, like terrestrial sediments, they formed in our environment, not offshore on the sea floor and not deep in the subsurface. So, a walk across an ancient karst surface is truly a step back in time on a surface formed open to the air, long before humans populated the globe. Ancient karst, with its associated subterranean features, is also of great scientific interest because it not only records past exposure of parts of the earth's crust, but preserves information about ancient climate and the movement of waters in paleoaquifers. Because some paleokarst terranes are locally hosts for hydrocarbons and base metals in amounts large enough to be economic, buried and exhumed paleokarst is also of inordinate practical importance. This volume had its origins in a symposium entitled "Paleokarst Systems and Unconformities-Characteristics and Significance," which was orga­ nized and convened by us at the 1985 midyear meeting of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The symposium had its roots in our studies over the last decade, both separately and jointly, of a number of major and minor unconformities and of the diverse, and often spectacular paleokarst features associated with these unconformities.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Choquette, Philip W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Characteristics of Dissolutional Cave Systems in Carbonate Rocks

    Ford, Derek

    Pages 25-57

  • Geochemical Patterns of Meteoric Diagenetic Systems and Their Application to Studies of Paleokarst

    Lohmann, Kyger C

    Pages 58-80

  • Controls on Mineralogy and Composition of Spelean Carbonates: Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

    Gonzalez, Luis A. (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

  • Breccia-Hosted Lead—Zinc Deposits in Carbonate Rocks

    Sangster, Donald F.

    Pages 102-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paleokarst
Editors
  • Noel P. James
  • Philip W. Choquette
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-3748-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-3748-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8332-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 416
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