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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

ore karst
Formation of interstices, caverns caves and other karst forms produced by solution in water from thermal springs and ore-bearing solutions [20]. Synonyms: (French.) karst minier; (German.) Zwischenraume, Kavernen, Hohlen im Karst, gebildet durch Thermalwasser oder erzhaltige Losungen; (Greek.) thermometallikon karst; (Italian.) carsismo per dissoluzione idrotermale; (Russian.) rudny karst; (Spanish.) karst termomineral; (Turkish.) cevher karsti; (Yugoslavian.) rudni krs (kras).