Dim Cave / Dim Magarasi EarthCache
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The Dim Caverns are, with a total visitable length of 360 meters, one of the longest in Turkey. There is also a very modern telescope outside the Cavern by which you can observe the beautiful environment.
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The Dim Cavern is a natural cavern formed by the dissolving of limestone rock by the seepage of rainwater through natural cracks from the surface. Rainwater takes carbondixide from the air and forms carbonic acid. This acidic rain water seeps into the caverns, dissolving the limestone and thus enlarging the cavern.
The age of the caverns are not precisely determined, although it is assumed to be between 500.000 and 1.000.000 years, as most of the other carstic cave systems in Turkey are.
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- explain how the columns inside the cavern are formed
- what is the approximate height above sea level
- what is the approximate distance to the sea
The cave system was declared a Nature Reserve Area in 1990 and opened to the public in September 1997.
After your visit to the caves, you might want to search for the Dim Cave Traditional cache just in the vicinity. The Damlatas Magarasi Earthcache is well worth a visit, too.
Please enjoy the view from the mountain top too. There is a telescope just next to the parking lots.
This cache is available on opencaching.de, too (OC8B7D)
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