Big Spring-A Karst Topography

Big Spring-A Karst Topography (HM15XN)

Location: Van Buren, MO 63965 Carter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 57.15', W 90° 59.49'

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Ozark National Scenic Riverways

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

Karst is a special type of landscape that is formed by the dissolution of soluble rocks, including limestone and dolomite.

A karst topography is characterized by rolling hills, deep hollows springs, caves, sinkholes and tunnels.Rain water, seeping through soil, becomes slightly acidic. Water penetrates cracks and joints, slowly dissolving porous limestone bedrock. Through time, cracks and joints enlarge, creating a vast underground drainage system.

Big Spring carries 173 tons of dissolved dolomite bedrock away in a day. Over one year, this would equate to a new passage about 11 feet wide, 12 feet high and 1 mile in length.

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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 7:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 678829 N 4091487
Decimal Degrees36.95250000, -90.99150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.15', W 90° 59.49'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 9.00" N, 90° 59' 29.40" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 Co Rd 60-102, Van Buren MO 63965, US
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