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Karst Terrain

The term “karst” has traditionally been used to refer to regions of exposed soluble bedrock having an abundance of surface landforms, such as sinkholes, sinking streams, and springs, that reflect the presence of subsurface voids or caves. Soluble bedrock includes limestone and dolomite, which are composed of calcium and magnesium carbonate. These rocks tend to dissolve or erode over time when in contact with surface water or groundwater. Kentucky and most of the Southeastern US has an abundance of karst terrains or landscapes.


SynTerra regularly conducts and produces mineral reserve estimates and valuations for individuals or parties considering tax deductions for conservation easements. For more information on how SynTerra can help you, send us a message.