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Caves of the Southern Buttes

  • Eric GilliEmail author
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Part of the Cave and Karst Systems of the World book series (CAKASYWO)

Abstract

Recently explored the Southern Buttes demonstrate a hitherto unsuspected speleological potential. They are a dismantled prolongation of the Southern Ankarana. Crossed as they are by the Mahavavy and the Mananjeba rivers the cave density is massive; voids probably exceed 30% of the volume of the rock.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geography DepartmentParis 8 UniversitySaint-DenisFrance

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