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Mineralogical Values

Cave pearls  

Mineral deposits in karst terrain can be extensive, and come in a variety of forms.

  • Recreation – Mineral deposits create formations that add to recreational values (e.g., stalactites, stalagmites, moon milk, cave pearls, etc.).

  • Mineral resourcesCarbonate bedrocks have long been recognized for their mineral values (see Economic Values).
  • Oil and gas – Karst areas can be favourable environments for oil and gas.

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