Cooper, Anthony H.. 2017 Voids. In: Bobrowsky, P.T.; Marker, B., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology. Springer, 1-7. (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences).

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This article describes underground open spaces or cavities that may be of natural or man-made origin. Natural structures include caves, dissolution and collapse cavities in soluble rocks, cambering fissures (or gulls), open fault cavities, and lava tubes. Man-made voids include all the different types of mines, habitation, religious and storage spaces, military excavations, tunnels, and shafts.

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Additional Keywords: Mining; sinkhole; subsidence; karst; cave; salt mining; dissolution mining; coal mining; cavities; caverns; cambering; tunnels; site investigation; hazard assessment
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 07 Nov 2017 16:12 +0 (UTC)

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