Hammam (Ghar)

(ولسوالی خاک سفید - AF)
32.500000,61.933300
Grottocenter / carte

Description

Herbert Daniel Gebauer - 06/01/2018

The -Steam- Bath Cave- (a made-up field-name?, note 1) is a solitary, steeply ascending, rift cave (27 m long, and about 1 m wide). SITUATION: Close to Ghar –>Kelidan and high up in a ravine (without identified name) which is cut into a hill of probably jurassic limestone, the Kuh-e / Kohe Bibicheh Baran (note 2), which lies at a distance of approximately 30 km west-north-west of Farah town (N32°22'37”: E62°07'10” WGS84). CAVE CONTENTS: Water runs across one cave wall. Without concretions (secondary calcite deposits, speleothems). A cave floor covered with soil and stones. CAVE CLIMATE: An air temperature of 28°C was measured on 27th April 1958 at the entrance and 24°C in the interior. 85% humidity. CAVE LIFE: LINDBERG (1958: 127) collected Isopoda, Formicida, Coleoptera (Tenebrionidae), Diptera (Sciaridae, Phorida, larvae), Arachnida (Araneidae) and noticed some bat guano indicating absent bats (Chiroptera).The -Steam- Bath Cave- (a made-up field-name?, note 1) is a solitary, steeply ascending, rift cave (27 m long, and about 1 m wide). SITUATION: Close to Ghar –>Kelidan and high up in a ravine (without identified name) which is cut into a hill of probably jurassic limestone, the Kuh-e / Kohe Bibicheh Baran (note 2), which lies at a distance of approximately 30 km west-north-west of Farah town (N32°22'37”: E62°07'10” WGS84). CAVE CONTENTS: Water runs across one cave wall. Without concretions (secondary calcite deposits, speleothems). A cave floor covered with soil and stones. CAVE CLIMATE: An air temperature of 28°C was measured on 27th April 1958 at the entrance and 24°C in the interior. 85% humidity. CAVE LIFE: LINDBERG (1958: 127) collected Isopoda, Formicida, Coleoptera (Tenebrionidae), Diptera (Sciaridae, Phorida, larvae), Arachnida (Araneidae) and noticed some bat guano indicating absent bats (Chiroptera).

Documents

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Histoire

EXPLORATION HISTORY: 1958.04.27: Knut LINDBERG (1958: 127, 1961a: 18) visited, took altimeter readings, explored, collected cave life, and measured temperatures and humidity. Herbert Daniel Gebauer - 06/01/2018

Cavités proche

Distance (km)NomLongueur (m)Profondeur (m)
0.0KELIDAN (Ghar)
24.7ZARGARAN, Farah: Kuh-e Bashto (Ghar)
25.3KOH AKHUR (Cave on the)
25.3MUMMIYA, Koh Akhur 1 (Ghar)
25.3MUMMIYA, Koh Akhur, 2nd (Ghar)
30.2MUMMIYA, Koh Pir, 1st (Ghar)
30.2MUMMIYA, Koh Pir, 2nd (Ghar)
195.1SANG-e SURAKH, Pashtun Zarghun
209.2DERVICHAN (Ghar)