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Onecycle caverns in porous limestones
First erosion cycle in dense levelbedded limestones
Manuscript received by the Secretary of the Society June 13 1930
baselevel bedding planes blind valleys branchwork calcite calcite crystals carbon dioxide cavern galleries cavern origin cavernous passages cavities channels corrasion corrasional crevices crystal caves cycle of erosion deep-lying galleries deepening degradation dense limestone depth descending developed dissolved dome pits drained dripstone deposition enlarged epoch erosion cycle escape of carbon evaporation feet figure flow formed gallery floor Geological Survey graded gradients Green River ground air ground water ground-water solution inferred joints juvenile waters karst Kentucky later level-bedded limestones limestone low-level gallery Luray Cavern Malott Mammoth Cave Marengo Cave miles Missouri occur one-cycle theory opened pattern peneplain profiles regional elevation rock falls roof saturated shafts and galleries sink sinkholes soluble solutional excavation springs stage strata subsurface water subterranean surface streams tion two-cycle theory underground galleries underground passages underground streams upland uplift vadose stream vadose water vadose-water valley vertical volume walls water table water-filled water-table streams Weller widened Wyandotte Cave