Kōrero: Limestone country

Dolines in north Otago

Dolines in north Otago

This cratered landscape in north Otago is actually a series of dolines or sinkholes. Sinkholes, like other karst landscape features, are caused by slightly acidic water eating away at limestone over millions of years. They are often formed by the collapse of a small cave beneath the surface.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN42743/11
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Williams, 'Limestone country - Other karst features', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12408/dolines-in-north-otago (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Paul Williams, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007