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James, Julia M.; Contos, Annalisa K.; Barnes, Craig M.
White, William B.; Culver, David C.
Nullarbor caves, australia
Encyclopedia of Caves

In Australia, the karst land referred to as the Nullarbor covers an area in excess of 200,000 km2, although in proportion to its area the karst is poor in known caves. Despite being referred to by their collective name, the Nullarbor Caves, many of the individual caves are world class in their own right. In the world of caves, where in most cases biogenic carbon dioxide and surface waters provide the essential ingredients for the solution of limestone and the precipitation of decorations, the more of both, the bigger and more spectacular the caves. The Nullarbor Caves provide an example of how caves can originate, enlarge, and become decorated with speleothems at times when there is a shortage of both.

Nullarbor; dongas; Mullamullang Cave; halite speleothems; black calcite; hypersaline water
James, Julia M.; Contos, Annalisa K.; Barnes, Craig M., 2012, Nullarbor caves, australia , 568 - 576 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123838322000840, PDF