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Hypogene Karst in the Tyuya-Muyun and the Kara-Tash Massifs (Kyrgyzstan)

  • Yuri DublyanskyEmail author
  • Wasili Michajljow
  • Katalin Bolner-Takács
  • Jaroslav Hromas
  • Kinga Székely
  • Attila Hevesi
  • Sandor Kraus
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Part of the Cave and Karst Systems of the World book series (CAKASYWO)

Abstract

Two small limestone ridges, Tyuya-Muyun and Kara-Tash, located in the southern fringe of the intermontane Fergana Valley in SW Kyrgyzstan, host a suite of caves, some of which previously contained Ra, U, and Cu ores that were emptied by mining in the first half of the twentieth century. In early 1920’s, mining geologists used the concept of “classical” karst to predict the morphology of ore lodes. These predictions proved largely unsuccessful, because the origin of karst was more complex than first predicted. Speleogenetic history of the massifs comprises of early epigene, hypogene (thermal, ore bearing), and late epigene karst stages. Some caves bear traces of all three stages, whereas others are monogenetic (hypogene).

Keywords

Tyuya-Muyun Hypogene karst Fersmana cave Speleogenesis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuri Dublyansky
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wasili Michajljow
    • 2
  • Katalin Bolner-Takács
    • 3
  • Jaroslav Hromas
    • 4
  • Kinga Székely
    • 5
  • Attila Hevesi
    • 6
  • Sandor Kraus
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of GeologyInnsbruck UniversityInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Foundation for Preservation and Studies of CavesBishkekKyrgyzstan
  3. 3.Hungarian Speleological SocietyBudapestHungary
  4. 4.Cave Administration of the Czech RepublicPrůhoniceCzech Republic
  5. 5.Institute for Nature ConservationBudapestHungary
  6. 6.Institute of Geography and GeoinformaticsUniversity of MiskolcMiskolc-EgyetemvárosHungary

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