solution chimney


solution chimney
   Small diameter (e.g., 1-5 m), irregular, hollow, vertical shaft 5-10+ m deep on karst landscapes, typically covered with a thin layer of soil or plant debris that can collapse and expose the shaft to the surface; represents a significant safety hazard. Locally called “stove-pipe sinkholes” in Florida (not recommended).
   Compare: solution pipe.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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