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June 26, 2016 Weekly Geology Guess

June 26, 2016
Greetings from the Bluff Park   Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:

My discussion on Alabama Geology will continue with the with the Alabama Sinkholes and Caves.

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Minerals and Rocks – The Good Life from the Ground

 
“If it ain’t grown, it has to be mined”

labama Sinkholes and Caves

Most of Alabama’s Caves fall within the Highland Rim, Cumberland Plateau and the Valley and Ridge Province.  Caves are generally found in limestone rocks that have been dissolved by the weak acid that forms when it rains.

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2020

http://gsa.state.al.us/gsa/geologichazards/Sinkholes_AL.htm

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Editors Note:  It is the intent of this site to keep this discussion as simple as possible, so as to educate the interested general public and not to discuss with the geology crowd the latest geologic theories and nuances.  Thanks, R

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Author’s Request:  If you see any pictures that you know the source and photographer, let me know immediately.  Thanks!  R

Images have been searched by TinEye Reverse Image Search.  http://tineye.com/

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Next week we will continue our Alabama Geology Search to include earthquakes.

 

Thanks,

R

 

1. Sinkhole Image X-Section. by Unknown

Sinkhole Image X-Section. by Unknown

2. AL Caves. Desota Caverns. 04-25-13. by R. McDaniel

AL Caves. Desota Caverns. 04-25-13. by R. McDaniel

3. AL Caves, Tumbling Rock Cave.

AL Caves, Tumbling Rock Cave.

4. AL Caves. Iron Hoop Cave. by Unknown

AL Caves. Iron Hoop Cave. by Unknown

5. AL Caves, Huntsville, AL. by-nathan-williams

AL Caves, Huntsville, AL. by-nathan-williams

6. AL Caves, russell-cave-national-monument. by Unknown

AL Caves, Russell-Cave National Monument. by Unknown

7. AL Cave. Neversink Pit Sinkhole. Scotsboro, AL. by William Alan Hunt

AL Cave. Neversink Pit Sinkhole. Scotsboro, AL. by William Alan Hunt

8. AL Sinkholes. grouttech.

AL Sinkholes. grouttech. > Comforting sinkhole next to home foundation ??? !!!

9. Sinkhole, Hickory Dickory Park, Auburn, AL

Sinkhole, Hickory Dickory Park, Auburn, AL > Manmade or Natural?

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