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What is a large, steep-sided, circular hill of residual limestone bedrock known as?



A. Doline
B. Sinkhole
C. Mogote
D. Stalactite

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Dynamic Planet 2011
Asked by Elizabeth, Last updated: May 21, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Mogote-(from spanish pepino, cucumber), also called hum (serbo-croatian: hill), or haystack hill, conical hill of residual limestone in a deeply eroded karst region. pepino hills generally form on relatively flat-lying limestones that are jointed in large rectangles. in an alternating wet and dry climate, high areas become increasingly hard and resistant while low areas are subjected to greater erosion and solution. in some places, such as the kwangsi area of china, pepino hills may have almost vertical sides and may be riddled with caves. pepino hills develop to greater heights in regions having subtropical or equatorial rainfall and are then generally called mogotes (spanish: hillocks
 

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