Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Clint Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_361
A clint is a raised bud-like rock mass in a karren. Clints are less than 5 m tall and generally do not exceed 3 m. They can form in an exposed environment or beneath the soil; therefore, they can be categorised into above-ground and below-ground types. The above-ground type is sharp, like a pointed spike, and the below-ground type is typically conical or cylindrical. They have diverse forms with different names, such as rail-like sprout, checkerboard-like sprout and cone-like sprout (Fig. 38).
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