Recenti indagini sul sistema carsico di Sant’Angelo Muxaro (Sicilia Centrale)

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[automatically translated] The karst system of Sant'Angelo Muxaro is developed at the chalky hill on which stands the village of the same name, in central Sicily, in the province of Agrigento. This system consists of two active sinkholes (Grotta di Sant'Angelo Muxaro or locally Ciavuli cave and sinkhole Infantino), which open at the end of two blind valleys at the base of the southern slope of the relief, and an active wellhead located on the slopes the north-western side of the same importance. The first caving explorations and research activities in this system in the Messinian gypsum of Sicily, excluding the reports of the geographer Olinto Marinelli, began in the late '80s and mid-90s, when it was described and topografata the Grotta di Sant'Angelo Muxaro and explored the Inghiottitoio Infantino. Only since 2004 the research was also aimed at the wellhead. As part of geomorphological studies in the area, it has been made a new topographic survey and geomorphological the Cave of Sant'Angelo Muxaro. On this occasion we were discovered a few new branches, characterized by the presence of special gypsum speleothems. In this paper we will describe the karst system as a whole, especially in light of the new findings.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAtti XXII Congresso Nazionale di Speleologia – Euro Speleo Forum 2015 “Condividere i dati"
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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