Endokarst and Karst Hydrology
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Endokarst is underground karst. It is not a primary phenomenon because sedimentation takes place without forming syngenetic cavities. Simultaneously, however, the disposition for bedding interstices (banking) is created. Reef limestones are an exception to this rule because primary cavities are formed in them during the growth of the biological reef components(bryozoa, sponges, corals). Such cavities do not belong to karst because they are not created by processes of karstification, e.g., corrosion. They can, however, be incorporated into the process of karstification and promote it (Bretz, 1960).
KeywordsKarst Water Lime Content Reef Limestone Underground Cavity Phreatic Zone
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