Kōrero: Geology – overview

Sinkholes in limestone (3 o 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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GNS Science
Reference: CN42743/11
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

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/mi/photograph/8321/sinkholes-in-limestone (accessed 28 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006