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Geologic controls on cave development in Burnsville Cove, Bath and Highland Counties, Virginia

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Swezey, C.S., Haynes, J.T., Lucas, P.C., and Lambert, R.A., 2017, Geologic controls on cave development in Burnsville Cove, Bath and Highland Counties, Virginia, in Bailey, C.M., and Jaye, S., eds., From the Blue Ridge to the Beach: Geological Field Excursions across Virginia: Geological Society of America Field Guide 47, p. 89–123.

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Burnsville Cove in Bath and Highland Counties (Virginia, USA) is a karst region in the Valley and Ridge Province of the Appalachian Mountains. The region contains many caves in Silurian to Devonian limestone, and is well suited for examining geologic controls on cave location and cave passage morphology. In Burnsville Cove, many caves are located preferentially near the axes of synclines and anticlines. For example, Butler Cave is an elongate cave where the trunk channel follows the axis of Sinking Creek syncline and most of the side passages follow joints at right angles to the syncline axis. In contrast, the Water Sinks Subway Cave, Owl Cave, and Helictite Cave have abundant maze patterns, and are located near the axis of Chestnut [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1130/2017.0047(04)
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