Cave ooids in a Tertiary karst shaft at Pogorzyce, southern Poland

Ryszard Gradziński, Andrzej Radomski


The fossil cave ooids have first been reported from splash cups occurring in several horizons of alternating flowstone and sandy layers filling a Tertiary karst shaft at Pogorzyce, Cracow Upland. The study of the internal structure of the ooids shows the concentric laminae being primary, and the radial structure resulting from wet recrystallization.

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