AMCS Bulletin 21
Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
A reformatted PhD dissertation at the University of Texas at Austin, with color illustrations throughout. A study of an area containing deep water-filled sinkholes of volcanogenic origin in northeastern Mexico, including El Zacatón, 350 meters deep.
Table of Contents
12 Preface and Acknowledgements 15 Chapter 1. Introduction. 35 Chapter 2. Volcanogenic Karstification of Sistema Zacatón. 41 Chapter 3. 3-D Mapping and Characterization from DEPTHX. 55 Chapter 4. Geophysical Evidence of Travertine-Filled Sinkholes in a Hydrothermal Karst System. 69 Chapter 5. Hydrogeologic Characterization of Sistema Zacatón. 91 Chapter 6. Volcanogenic Karstification: Implications of This Hypogenic Process 101 Chapter 7. Summary and Conclusions. 105 Appendix A. A comparative molecular analysis of Mexican cenotes (abstract) 106 Appendix B. Preliminary Isotopic Dating of Travertine Stages 108 References.