chapter  7
Cities overlying karst and karst-like aquifers
WithSteve Appleyard
Pages 24

Karst terrains are formed where there is extensive rock dissolution, which give rise to distinctive irregular landscape named after the Karst region in the Balkans. Karst features predominate in areas with carbonate rocks (limestone and dolomite), but may also form where underlying rocks contain large amounts of evaporite minerals, particularly halite and gypsum.