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Illinois Golfer Falls into Sinkhole
March 13, 2013 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A golfer fell into a sinkhole while playing a course near Waterloo, Illinois – fortunately the 18-foot fall left him with only minor injuries. The course is over shallow, cavernous limestone.


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The Illinois Geological Survey has a publication titled: Karst Landscapes of Illinois. From the publication "Two conditions are necessary for karst landscapes (green areas on map): (1) Soluble rocks, generally limestone and dolostone, must lie at or near the surface of the ground. (2) The loose soil covering the soluble bedrock must be thinner than about 50 feet."

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