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Cite This Paper:.2007.Shilin:The Formation of Stone Forests in Various Rock Types(Lunan,Yunnan,China)[J].Acta Geologica Sinica(),81(1):148-157
Shilin: The Formation of Stone Forests in Various Rock Types (Lunan, Yunnan, China)    Download PDF
Martin KNEZ Tadej SLABE
Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU, Titov trg 2, 6230 Postojna, Slovenia
      Shilin is among the most interesting form of stone forest to occur in karst landscapes. They develop from karren subsoil, and their shapes, entire forests or just individual pillars and their rock relief, depend on the conditions under which they were formed, their location in the karst landscape, and above all on the characteristics of the rock: its composition, stratification, and fissuring. Because of the exceptional characteristics of this karst phenomenon in China, we propose that the term "shilin" be used in the professional literature for this type of stone forest.
Key words:喀斯特地貌 云南 宝石 石林
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