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Geological Society of America

Bayou Corne Sinkhole, Louisiana, USA

Caption: The Bayou Corne Sinkhole formed on Aug. 3, 2012, following sidewall collapse of the Texas Brine Oxy Geismar #3 storage cavity within the Napoleonville Salt Dome in southern Louisiana.

Credit: Photo date: Aug. 12, 2012; credit: On Wings of Care. Geology article by C. Jones et al.

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