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Jabal Cara - Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, 2012

The Jabal Al Qarah Caves, located Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, are an intricate cave system developed in the calcareous sandstone. Jabal Al Qarah is known for its tall, linear cave passages and narrow canyons. palygorskite type clay minerals, suggests that the Hofuf Formation was deposited in a mudflat-dominated coastal plain environment.

The mushroom-like pillars of the Hofuf Formation observed close to the cave entrance appear to be on one of these down fault blocks. The cave system has linear passageways that people entering few hundreds meter inside. Some with narrow passage.

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Gua Al Qarah yg terletak di Hofuf, Arab Saudi adalah gua kapur vertical akibat patahan2 dan / atau akibat erosi. Guanya memanjang dan menjulang tinggi, dan tidak terlalu lebar; cenderung sbg patahan memanjang dan agak sempit daripada lubang gua yg umumnya bulat silinder. dgn stalagtit stalagmite.

Jenis kapur nya terbentuk dari endapan mineral palygorskite dimana sebagian besar bagian endapan kapur terkikis erosi pantai laut purba yg merendam daerah pada jaman purba. Sisa sisa mineral yg mampou bertahan membentukspt jabal/ gunung dengan bentuknya yg unik, sedangkan bagian atasnya cenderung berbentuk datar.



Archie,
Entry point
Entry point
Few hundreds meter from the gate
Few hundreds meter from the gate
just before the cave
just before the cave
sorrounding hill near the cave, erosion type
sorrounding hill near the cave, erosion type
this is the entrance to the cave
this is the entrance to the cave
few stairs in narrow passage
few stairs in narrow passage
look more canyon than cave
look more canyon than cave
perhaps water flow in the past
perhaps water flow in the past
look tall wall
look tall wall
outside
outside
sorrounding
sorrounding
paking area
paking area