LES REMPLISSAGES KARSTIQUES
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 333–340, December 1963
How to Cite
BONTE, A. (1963), LES REMPLISSAGES KARSTIQUES. Sedimentology, 2: 333–340. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3091.1963.tb01223.x
- Issue published online: 14 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2006
- (Reçu le 6 Octobre, 1962)
Karst depressions are filled (or lined), at least in the first stages of their development, with material subsiding from permeable deposits that cover the carbonate rocks. Without such a cover no depressions can be formed. In the case of very impure limestones, the fill of the depressions consists for a great part of the insoluble residue from these limestones.
Simultaneously with the morphological evolution of the depressions, their fillings also undergo important changes. The evolution terminates with a denuded karst. The solution processes may be re-activated if the surface is covered by new (allochthonous) sedimentary material.