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Eogenetic caves in conglomerate: an example from Udin Boršt, Slovenia

Author(s): Lipar Matej | Ferk Mateja

Journal: International Journal of Speleology
ISSN 0392-6672

Volume: 40;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 53;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: eogenetic | caves | conglomerate | Slovenia | Udin Boršt

Udin Boršt is a karstified terrace of carbonate rock, which is of fluvioglacial origin, and is situated in the north-western part of Slovenia. There are 15 registered caves, which have been interpreted as caves in conglomerate, while karst of Udin Boršt itself was interpreted as conglomerate karst, shallow karst or isolated karst. In this article, caves in Udin Boršt have been interpreted as eogenetic caves. Based on porosity and bedding material, different types of caves and cave passages have developed. Four general types of eogenetic caves found in Udin Boršt are; linear stream caves, shelter caves, breakdown caves and vadose shafts.
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