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Klimchouk A.A., Andreychouk V.N., And Turchinov I.I.
The structural prerequisites of speleogenesis in gypsum in the western ukraine. The 2-nd edition, revised.
Sosnowiec - Simferopol
2009
1
97

In this book geological the conditions of speleogenesis in the Miocene gypsum in the Western Ukraine are characterized, particularly the role of lithological and structural prerequisites in speleogenesis. The special attention is given to structural and textural unhomogeneities in the gypsum stratum and to their role in the formation of fractures. Fracture systems in the gypsum and the structure of the unique maze cave systems are examined in details. It is shown that speleo-initiating fractures in the gypsum strata belong to the lithogenetic type and form largely independent multi-storey networks, with each storey being confined within a certain vertical structural/textural zone (unit) of the stratum. This determines the multi-storey structure of the caves in the region.

Two problems related to structural and textural characteristics of the gypsum stratum are discussed in details: the formation of giant dome structures by way of gypsum recrystallization during the synsedimentary and early diagenesis stages, and the genesis of fractures. Speleogenetic realization of the existing structural prerequisites occurred under conditions of a confined multi-storey artesian aquifer system due to an upward flow across the gypsum from the under-gypsum aquifer.
 
The book may be of interest for karstologists, speleologists, engineering geologists, hydrogeologist, as well as for those who study lithology and petrography of evaporates. 
 
Tables 2, ill. 29, bibl. 67.
speleogenesis, cave origin, karst, artesian, hypogene speleogenesis, gypsum karst
978-83-87431-94-5
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Klimchouk A.A., Andreychouk V.N., And Turchinov I.I., 2009, The structural prerequisites of speleogenesis in gypsum in the western ukraine. The 2-nd edition, revised. , 1 - 97 , PDF