maze cave pattern

maze cave pattern
   A cave system which consists of a labyrinth of intersecting passages of rather uniform character that form closed loops. See also anastomotic cave pattern; maze cave; network cave pattern; spongework cave pattern.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • maze cave —    A cave with an essentially horizontal network of interconnecting and mainly contemporaneous passage loops. Three broad types of maze cave have been described anastomotic, network and spongework and these may be subdivided on the basis of how… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • spongework cave pattern —    A complex maze cave pattern consisting of irregular interconnecting cavities with intricate perforation of the rock. The cavities may be large or small. All spongework patterns are non branching in development and contain profuse travertine.… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • network cave pattern —    A type of maze cave characterized by a complex pattern of repeatedly connected passages in a cave system. In map view, this type of maze cave appears similar to a city street map. It is typically formed by solutionally aggressive water… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • anastomotic cave pattern —    A type of maze cave consisting of tubular passages or holes in a cave or in a solution sculptured rock. A complex of many irregular and repeatedly connected passages.    Synonym: labyrinth …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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