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Sinkholes in limestone (3rd of 3)

Sinkholes in limestone

This aerial view shows sinkholes (dolines) in limestone near Craigmore, South Canterbury. Sinkholes, caused by limestone dissolving, are a typical feature of limestone worldwide.

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Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - New Zealand breaks away from Gondwana', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8321/sinkholes-in-limestone (accessed 2 March 2021)

Story by Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006