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County Antrim Karst; Tievebulliagh areaAntrim
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Summary Full report
Site Type: Karst
Site Status: PASSI
District: Moyle District Council
Grid Reference: D193263
Rocks
Rock Age: Quaternary, Tertiary, Cretaceous (Eocene, Holocene, Palaeocene, Santonian)
Rock Name: Antrim Lava Group, Ulster White Limestone Formation
Rock Type: Basalt, Limestone
Interest
Other interest: No data, Contact, doline, sinkhole

Summary of site:

The recently discovered Co. Antrim Karst is still being surveyed but in the region of Tievebulliagh, south of the basalt escarpment at the junction with the Ulster White Limestone, there is a line of large solution depressions (dolines) and sinks which take underground the flow of water draining from the basalts. The speleological possibilities of the area remain to be fully explored.


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