Lithology and micro-topography in the Chillagoe karst, Queensland, Australia.

D. L. Dunkerley

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Several different limestone lithologies are present. Topography and microtopography vary among these, and since they are all exposed to the same climate, the differences must relate to properties of the rocks themselves. Detailed surveys of solution flutes were made at five sites, in order to assess quantitively the degree of such rock-induced variation. It is possible to group the sites according to whether the host rocks are fine-textured sparites or more coarsely-textured recrystallised limestones. The sparites displaying larger solution flutes developed on steeper rock faces. Solution flutes at the Royal Arch site are significantly different from all others in terms of width, sectional area, sectional shape, and rock face slope. -from English summary

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-204
Number of pages14
JournalZeitschrift fuer Geomorphologie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983

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