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Karst map of Georgia (Caucasus region) scale: 1:1,500,000

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August 2019

Abstract

Karst landscapes develop in soluble rocks, such as carbonates and evaporates, but also in various types of rocks that develop pseudokarst features. The main aim of this work is to introduce a new karst map of Georgia (scale: 1:1,500,000) presenting karst and pseudokarst features, which occupy about 17.9% (12,454 km2) of the entire territory of the country and include over 1500 known caves. We distinguish two types of karst features—karst (developed in carbonate rocks) and pseudokarst, and also five subtypes, mainly based on their lithology. About 10.2% (7120 km2) of the country is occupied by karst (carbonate rocks), and about 7.7% (5334 km2) of the country is occupied by pseudokarst features. This karst map of Georgia will provide important assistance to local and foreign researchers interested in studying Georgian karst features.

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Carbonates and Evaporites, Vol. 34, no. 4 (2019-08-14).

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Karst, Georgia, Caucasus Region, Karst Landscapes

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Karst; Georgia; Caucasus Region; Karst Landscapes

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SFS0055869_00001

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