Sinkhole collapse in western Oklahoma

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Sinkhole collapse in western Oklahoma

Postby Squirrel Girl » Nov 30, 2011 8:06 am ... 3754.story

I have no idea if this is in a karst region. But if so, maybe some cavers might check this baby out!
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Re: Sinkhole collapse in western Oklahoma

Postby Cavermax » Nov 30, 2011 9:20 pm

No thank you. It looks like death.
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Re: Sinkhole collapse in western Oklahoma

Postby Chads93GT » Dec 1, 2011 2:07 am

When asked what to do about it he said man, I dont know.

Just put a stand pipe in it and pump it full of concrete. Thats what they do in my neck of the woods............................. yeah.
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Re: Sinkhole collapse in western Oklahoma

Postby rlboyce » Dec 1, 2011 12:38 pm

This was obviously the work of aliens. They are building a labyrinth of hidden chambers in preparation for their upcoming invasion in 2012.
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Re: Sinkhole collapse in western Oklahoma

Postby Bumbalawski » Dec 1, 2011 6:41 pm

I have seen sinks delvelop like this one over the years here in the Md/Pa area. Not as big though, but close. These rarely open up. It is dangerous to get on the rim of such a thing. A person could get a quick trip to the bottom if the rim edge lets loose. Perhaps an underground Cro-Magnon meeting chamber had collapsed causing the sink. :yikes:
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Re: Sinkhole collapse in western Oklahoma

Postby SuckinOnSodaStraws » Dec 2, 2011 6:10 pm

Let me just stroll right over to the very edge of this reputably unstable sink and broadcast my news report. I think she earned herself the title of "spelunker-journalist"... lol.
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Re: Sinkhole collapse in western Oklahoma

Postby JR-Orion » Dec 7, 2011 1:46 pm

Just saw the pics and the video. That's impressive. And a little creepy.
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Re: Sinkhole collapse in western Oklahoma

Postby countglockula » Feb 26, 2012 9:01 pm

I spent my boyhood in Erick, OK - just down old highway 66 from Sayre. This country is dry and flat. Surface soil is mostly sand, underlain by massive layers of gypsum. I suspect that a solution channel in the gypsum gave way, creating the sinkhole. There is a fairly well-known small cave just outside Erick that is a single solution pathway running about a quarter of a mile. No formations or activity, and it lies very shallow underground, less than 30 feet.

Chances are that the Sayre sinkhole is very similar.

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