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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Abstract - Preliminary Report on the Geology and Mineralogy of Wind Cave, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Deike III, George H. and White, William B. 1961. Preliminary Report on the Geology and Mineralogy of Wind Cave, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota. 34 p.

Introduction

The geology of Wind Cave is complex and different in many respects from limestone caves of other areas. Limitations on time and lack of suitable cave maps prevented the staff from obtaining a complete picture of the geology, but sufficient groundwork has been laid for a number of detailed studies in the future. Since this work is of a preliminary nature, no attempt will be made here to fit the data into the framework of existing literature or to draw detailed conclusions. The sections of this report list many of the observations made. In general, we have attempted to build from the excellent earlier report by Tullis and Gries (1938).

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