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Palmer, A.N.; Palmer, M.V.
Klimchouk, A.; Sasowsky, I.; Mylroie, J.; Engel, S.A.; Engel, A.S.
Evolving interpretations of hypogene speleogenesis in the black hills, south dakota
Hypogene Cave Morphologies. Selected papers and abstracts of the symposium held February 2 through 7, 2014, San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 18
Leesburg, Virginia
2014
82
87

The origin of caves in the Black Hills has long been debated. Their history is long and complex, involving early diagenesis, meteoric karst (now paleokarst), deep burial, tectonic uplift, and, finally, enlargement of previous voids to the caves of today. The final stage is usually the only one recognized and is the topic of this paper. Genetic hypotheses include artesian flow, rising flow (preferably thermal), diffuse infiltration, and mixing of various water sources. The last process best fits the regional setting and water chemistry.  

SOUTH DAKOTA; HYPOGENE SPELEOGENESIS
978-0-9789976-7-0
Palmer, A.N.; Palmer, M.V., 2014, Evolving interpretations of hypogene speleogenesis in the black hills, south dakota , 82 - 87 http://www.karstwaters.org/publications/.php