Mogote

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Dome-like rounded mogotes in Viñales Valley, Cuba.

A mogote (/məˈɡti/)[1] is a generally isolated steep-sided residual hill composed of either limestone, marble, or dolomite. Mogotes are surrounded by nearly flat alluvial plains. These hills typically have a rounded, tower-like form.

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This term is used for hills, isolated or linked, with very steep - almost vertical - walls, surrounded by alluvial plains, in the tropics regardless of whether the carbonate strata in which they have formed is folded or not.[2][3]

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  1. ^ https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/mogote
  2. ^ Neuendorf, K. K. E., J. P. Mehl, Jr., and J. A. Jackson, 2005, Glossary of Geology, 5th ed. American Geological Institute, Alexandria, Virginia. 779 p. ISBN 0-922152-76-4
  3. ^ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2002, A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology (2002 Edition). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Washington Office, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/R-02/003. 221 p.