Sannur cave Beni Suef Egypt information, tours, prices, booking
Sannur Cave situated 70 km southeast of Beni Suef city and 200 km of Cairo, Egypt. In fact, Sannur Cave site has many geographical formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Moreover, Sannur cave site features natural formations which are rare. In fact, the natural formation indeed is hard to find elsewhere. The cave site filled with a large number of quarries which date back to different eras.
Sannur cave discovery:
In fact, the alabaster digging operations still continued. They led to the discovery of 54 big cavities which opened way to the caves. Furthermore, they were present at the bottom of the earth. Sannur cave protectorate has just one chamber or cave in it. In fact, the cave extends to an area of 700 meters and has a depth of 15 meters. Moreover, the cave has also a width of 15 meters. The cave contain geographical formations which referred as ups and downs. The most important features of the natural formations are the quality and the rarity.
Sannur cave protectorate is important to the researchers and geologists. It gives them the chance to learn, study and do conductive research. In fact, Sannur cave discovered in the 1989s after a blasting in the quarry. The blasting led to opening of an entrance way to the chamber. Moreover, the cave overlaid with alabaster which brought by the thermal springs. Furthermore, the chamber made of limestone. In deed, the cave has unique geography and natural formations. They make this place popular.
Sannur cave Formation:
Sannur Cave is a classic karst cave which created by groundwater percolating. In fact, it was through the Eocene limestone of the Galala Plateau. The cave indeed is the best example of this type of caves in Egypt. In fact, the water percolates downwards. Moreover, the excess calcium carbonates deposited on the roof and floor of the cave. They form spectacular stalactites and stalagmites of various forms. When a light shines on them, they glitter like a wonderland.
Above ground, there are deposits of the red soil (terra rossa). In fact, they associated with such formations, as well as several swallow-holes (dolines). Sannur Cave characterized by the presence of geological formations. In fact, they known as Stalactites and Stalagmites. They formed over 60 million years ago. In fact, they date back to the Era of Middle Eocene. Leakage of aqueous solutions of calcium carbonate saturated through the roof of the cave. And then, evaporated, leaving the mineral salts. In fact, they accumulated in the form of deposits of stalactites and stalagmites. The cave has special importance to the scarcity of such natural formations. Moreover, it also does great for researchers, Geologists and Caving fans.