Mammoth Cave


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Mammoth Cave

 

a cave in the United States, near Louisville, Ky. One of the world’s largest karstic caves, it is a complex five-tiered system of cavities in a stratum of horizontally bedded limestones. The explored part includes 225 corridors, 47 lofty domes, and 23 deep pits. The cave has 74 km of explored passages; there are underground rivers that are connected to the Green River system. Blind crickets and spiders inhabit the cave, and blindfish and blind crabs are found in its waters. Mammoth Cave is a tourist attraction.

REFERENCES

Gvozdetskii, N. A. Karst, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1954.
Quinlan, J. F. “Central Kentucky Karst—Actes de la Reunion Inst. Karstologie Languedoc-Provence 8-12 Juillet 1968.” Etudes et travaux de Mediterranée, 1970, no 7.
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Sharpe, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee (1E, VR, TB, RP), Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee (1E, AK), United States Geological Survey, Nashville, Tennessee (TB), Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky (RT), and Massie Chair of Excellence, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee (LS).
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Additions to the "Birds of Mammoth Cave National Park".
He knew that because he always tried to take some pride in little positive facts about Kentucky, like Mammoth Cave and the Derby and The Judds, and the fact that Abraham Lincoln, his favorite president, had been born here.
Mammoth Cave is filled with secret tunnels and rooms.
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The 336-mile (540-kilometer) Mammoth Cave system is the world's largest.
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