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Kontaktni kras v Kočevskem Rogu in Kočevski Mali Gori = Contact karst of Kočevski Rog and Kočevska Mala gora

Author(s): Petra Gostinčar

Journal: Dela
ISSN 0354-0596

Issue: 35;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Kočevski Rog | Kočevska Mala gora | geomorphology | karst | contact karst

On high Dinaric karst plateaus of Kočevski Rog and Kočevska Mala gora, the so-calledcontact karst is present. Geomorphic processes and landforms of four case study areasof contact karst were researched in detail. Two types of contact karst were recognized:between non-carbonate and carbonate rocks and between different carbonate rocks. Inthe first case, ponors and blind valleys (active and fossil) were formed and concave formsnear the contact are infilled with non-carbonate sediments. On the contact between differentcarbonate rocks (dolomite and limestone), the forms are similar but less evident,e.g. ponors (active and fossil), ponor steepheads and dry valleys.
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