CHEHEL DOKHTARAN, Changolak, 2nd (Cave of the)

(نوزاد ولسوالۍ - AF)
32.400000,64.500000
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Description

Herbert Daniel Gebauer - 06/01/2018

The second -Cave of the Forty Sons- (note 1) at Changolak is situated a little above and on the right-hand side of first Ghar –>Chehel Dokhtaran (Changolak) from which it is separated by a small gorge. Here, the host rock consists of marble and reddish coloured calcite. CAVE DESCRIPTION: A daylight lit antechamber leads up to a porch and continues with a spacious gallery (3.5 to 6 m wide, 5 to 6 m high and 25 m long) with two side passages (2 m and 3 m long). After some 20 m in a direct line one climbs about 2 m up to a ledge. Due to the floor rising to the ceiling space becomes restricted but a crawl continues for about 4 or 5 m. The upper part of the cave is moist and water dropping from the ceiling wets boulders. There are some cauliflower concretions (botryoidal speleothems). In a bypass on the left-hand side occurs very fine grained, brownish to reddish coloured soil and somewhere else bat guano. CAVE CLIMATE: An air temperature of 26°C was measured inside the cave on 17th April 958 when the thermometer read 29°C in the entrance. CAVE LIFE: LINDBERG (1958: 130) recorded and collected Blattida, Coleoptera (Tenebrionidae, Staphylinidae, larvae), Diptera (Mycetophylidae), Acaria, and lizard. Both LINDBERG (1958: 129) and LINDBERG (1961a: 20) observed guano which can be expected to hint to bats (Chiroptera).958 when the thermometer read 29°C in the entrance. CAVE LIFE: LINDBERG (1958: 130) recorded and collected Blattida, Coleoptera (Tenebrionidae, Staphylinidae, larvae), Diptera (Mycetophylidae), Acaria, and lizard. Both LINDBERG (1958: 129) and LINDBERG (1961a: 20) observed guano which can be expected to hint to bats (Chiroptera).

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Histoire

EXPLORATION HISTORY: 1958.04.17: Knut LINDBERG (1958: 130, 1961a: 20) visited, took altimeter readings, explored, collected cave life and measured themperatures. Herbert Daniel Gebauer - 06/01/2018

Cavités proche

Distance (km)NomLongueur (m)Profondeur (m)
2.4CHEHEL DOKHTARAN, Changolak, 1st (Cave of the)
12.1KOH KHWAJA LARGAR, Kurghay / Qarya-ye Jamshid (Ghar)
36.2ZAMIN DAWAR karez / kariz
58.7AHMED SHAH's TREASURE CAVE
138.3KAFIR QAL'EH, Tirine / Vahnaï (Grottes de)
148.8MUMMIYA GHAR, Or Dobolagh
183.9GHORAT (Cave at)
220.5MARGHUNDAY (Cave on the)
221.0DE JYALIZI MENE CAVE