Cave Hill Sinkhole - Jefferson County, KY, US
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses
N 38° 14.738 W 085° 43.062
16S E 612208 N 4233846
Quick Description: Located in Cave Hill Cemetery Louisville, Kentucky
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 12/30/2016 4:45:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMTQKP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 21

Long Description:
This Karst pond is typical of the many sinkholes which pock the surface of Cave Hill except that this one is constantly replenished by springs and sinkholes in the karst topography. The depth of the water is maintained by the flow from the four springs upstream from here and the spring emanating from The Cave nearby.

The limestone caverns beneath Cave Hill are made up of chain-coral and upper magnesian cliff limestone. This rock was buried in sea water during it’s deposition and formation to a depth of 120' beneath a tropical sea. In various parts of the grounds, caverns were made in the rocks by the solvent power of carbonated rain water. The roofs of some of these caverns fell into the floor of the cave making numerous depressions.
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