Geological values of lava caves in Krongno Volcano Geopark, Dak Nong, Vietnam

Authors

  • La The Phuc Vietnam National Museum of Nature (VNMN), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Hiroshi Tachihara NPO Vulcano-Speleological Society (VSS), Japan
  • Tsutomu Honda
  • Luong Thi Tuat Vietnam National Museum of Nature (VNMN), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Bui Van Thom Institute of Geological Sciences (IGSVN), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Nguyen Hoang Institute of Geological Sciences (IGSVN), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Yuriko Chikano NPO Vulcano-Speleological Society (VSS), Japan
  • Katsuji Yoshida NPO Vulcano-Speleological Society (VSS), Japan
  • Nguyen Thanh Tung International Tour Guide, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam - VNMN’s Collaborator
  • Pham Ngoc Danh Department of Science and Technology of Dak Nong Province, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Ba Hung Vietnam National Museum of Nature (VNMN), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Tran Minh Duc Vietnam National Museum of Nature (VNMN), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Pham Gia Minh Vu Vietnam National Museum of Nature (VNMN), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Nguyen Thi Mai Hoa Vietnam National Museum of Nature (VNMN), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)
  • Hoang Thi Bien Co Ltd. NICO NICO Yasai
  • Truong Quang Quy Vietnam Geological Museum (VGM), General Department of Geology and Minerals of VN (GDGM)
  • Nguyen Trung Minh Vietnam National Museum of Nature (VNMN), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7187/40/4/13101

Keywords:

geological heritage, geopark, lava cave, lavacicle, primary, viscosity

Abstract

The paper presents the initial results of the study of volcanic cave system and its typical formations in Krongno Volcano Geopark (KVG), Dak Nong, Vietnam. The volcanic caves have been discovered since 2007, under UNESCO sponsored the scientific project, are seen as unique geological heritages. The collaborative surveys and studies between Vietnamese geologists and the members of the Non-Profit Organization, Vulcanospeleological Society of Japan have discovered and surveyed 45 caves, and detailed mapping 20 caves. Using a complex of adequate methods, especially Remote Sensing image interpretation method, Surveying and mapping lava cave method, K/Ar dating isotopic analytical method and Current methodology, the studies aim to affirm endogenous origin of the lava cave system, the formation mechanism, as well as the typical formations of the caves. Up to date, the lava caves and interior formation in lava caves in KVG have been examined and evaluated in term of geological nature and recognized as pillar geological heritages of the Geopark.

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2018-09-18

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Phuc, L. T., Tachihara, H., Honda, T., Tuat, L. T., Thom, B. V., Hoang, N., Chikano, Y., Yoshida, K., Tung, N. T., Danh, P. N., Hung, N. B., Duc, T. M., Vu, P. G. M., Hoa, N. T. M., Bien, H. T., Quy, T. Q., & Minh, N. T. (2018). Geological values of lava caves in Krongno Volcano Geopark, Dak Nong, Vietnam. Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences, 40(4), 299–319. https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-7187/40/4/13101

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