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Karst Formations

Karst Formations are fascinating landscapes shaped by the dissolving power of water on soluble rocks like limestone, dolomite, and gypsum.

Imagine rain slowly trickling through cracks and crevices in these rocks. As the water seeps through, it picks up carbon dioxide and becomes slightly acidic, turning into weak carbonic acid. This “acidic rain” underground slowly dissolves the rock, carving out intricate caverns, sinkholes, and underground drainage systems.

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