- A surface, preserved within a carbonate succession, that was formed by the effects of karst erosion. The presence of a paleokarstic surface indicates that during the deposition of the full rock sequence the young rocks were exposed to the effects of surface (subaerial) erosion. During such a nondepositional and erosional phase a full suite of karst features, including caves, could develop .
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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paleokarst — 1. A karstified rock or area that has been buried by later sediments; in some places, ancient caves have been completely filled by the later sediments . 2. A decoupled contemporary system that has experienced tectonic subsidence and lie … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology