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Regional mapping of karst terrains in order to avoid potential environmental problems

Cave and Karst Science - Transactions British Cave Research Association

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Abstract

The oklahoma Geological Survey will prepare a map of the State at a scale of 1:500,000 to show karst terrains and associated environmental problems in Oklahoma. Surface and near-surface carbonates (limestone and dolomite) comprise about 6% of the surface area of the State, whereas sulphates (gypsum and anhydrite) comprise about 4% of the State. Areas of carbonates and sulphates will be differentiated and mapped separately as two zones: in zone 1 they are 0-6 m deep, and in zone 2 they are 6-30 m deep. Areas underlain by bedded salt (halite) within 300 m of the surface comprise 14.6% of the State, and they will be mapped as zone 3.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Regional mapping of karst terrains in order to avoid potential environmental problems
Series title:
Cave and Karst Science - Transactions British Cave Research Association
Volume
21
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
37
Last page:
39
Number of Pages:
3