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 resources – Carbonate
long been recognized for their mineral values (see Economic
- Oil and gas – Karst areas can be favourable
environments for oil and gas.
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