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Sinkhole in the Codroy Valley
Sinkhole in the Codroy Valley.
Sinkhole in the Codroy valley, western Newfoundland. Sinkholes are funnel-shaped depressions, or sinks, in the ground surface, commonly tens of metres in diameter. They are found in areas where local rock can be slowly dissolved by water (e.g. limestone, chalk, gypsum). They form when the roof of an underground cave collapses or by surface solution.

Reproduced by permission of Trevor Bell, © 1997.

Image updated November, 2008

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