More than 60 years have passed since the quarry ended works in 1955 at the bottom of the disused quarry in Dingwall. From the moment when, as a result of mining works, the layer of gypsum was removed from a thickness of several meters, the exposed anhydrite is subjected to even greater influence of meteoric waters. The ongoing gipsyfication leads to an increase in the volume and swelling of the rock. The direct effect of the swelling is the formation of domes, wigwams, ridges, inside which a rock void of various sizes and varying degrees of access is created. These voids at the moment of human accessibility were called hydration caves, and the rock surrounding the voids is called the morphological hydration form.
Below are the most important aspects related to the above-mentioned geological and morphological objects. Just click to find out what genesis is behind their formation, whether the location of the caves in the quarry is dense and check whether perhaps the dimensions of the hydration caves are sufficient for us to go inside and feel comfortable.
Transition of anhydrite-gypsum
What is the chemical reaction of the transition of anhydrite to gypsum?
What is the location of the caves in the Dingwall Quarry?
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