rimstone barrage

   , rimstone barrier, rimstone dam
   A wall-shaped deposit that impounds pools of water in caves, around springs, and in cascades of streams saturated with calcium bicarbonate [10].
   Synonym: (French.) gour.
   See also rimstone; rimstone pool.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • rimstone —    1. A wall shaped deposit around springs and below cascades which impounds water in pools. Its formation is due to precipitation from saturated bicarbonate waters [20].    2. Calcareous deposits formed around the rims of overflowing basins,… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • rimstone pool —    A pool sited on a cavern floor and enclosed by a rim of carbonate reprecipitated from the karst water in the pool at points locally favoring the release of carbon dioxide [19].    See also rimstone; rimstone barrage …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • rimstone barrier —    See rimstone barrage …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • rimstone dam —    See rimstone barrage …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • terraced flowstone —    Shallow rimstone pools on outward sloping walls [10].    See also rimstone barrage; rimstone barrier; rimstone dam; constructive waterfall …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • gour —    Flowstone deposit, normally of calcite, built up along the edge of a pool due to precipitation from a thin film of overflow water. Once initiated, by calcite saturated water overflowing from floor hollows, development is selfenhancing, and the …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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