Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

paragenetic cave
Cave passage, usually of canyon form, believed to be created by paragenesis. Passage formation by paragenesis is normally very difficult to prove, as later sediment removal leaves a passage that looks very similar to the far more common vadose canyon. It is thought that some of the larger canyons in the Flint Mammoth Cave System, USA, may have formed in this way [9].