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Geologcal Experts had an inspection in Leye Subarea of the Geopark

Sources:Jasmine. Feng    Time:2014-12-10

    During December 7th to 9th, 2014, Doc. Mingtang Lei, who comes from the Institute of Karst Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Doc. Yongli Gao, who is the professor of the University of Texas at SAN Antonio and Doc. Calvin Alexander and his wife, who are retired from theUniversity of Minnesota in America, had an inspection of the tiankengs and caves in Leye subarea, accompanied by the geopark staff.  

    The inspectors first came to the Dashiwei Tiankeng which is 600m from east to west, 420m from south to north and 613m in depth. Later they investigated the Shenmu Tiankeng, Chuandong Tiankeng, Maoqidong Cave, and took some stones as samples to research the forming times of Tiankengs.  

    Leye Subarea has the most concentred tiankengs in the world. It has an important significance of the tiankeng reserch. This inspection was just the biginning of the national natural science fund research project which is in charge of Doc. Mingtang Lei. The Geopark Bureau will have a further cooperation with them next year.