Unique Desert Caves as a Valuable Geological Resource: First Detailed Geological Heritage Assessment of the Sannur Cave, Egypt

Mouataz Tarek 12 PAGES (6594 WORDS) Article
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Caves are commonly used for the purposes of geological conservation and tourism, but such experience is very limited in desert areas of northeastern Africa. The Sannur Cave discovered near Beni Suef in Egypt a few decades ago has been investigated in order to judge about its importance as geological heritage. It is established that the study territory contains three principal elements that can be attributed to geological heritage. These are the Sannur Cave itself, two quarries of the so-called Egyptian alabaster (recrystallized Eocene limestones used for ornamental stones and sculptures), and the geological landscape in the vicinities of the cave with some outcrops of Cenozoic rocks representing various facies and bearing numerous fossils. Two dominant geological heritage types of the study territory are geomorphological and sedimentary types, which represent globally and nationally unique phenomena. The Sannur Cave and the relevant features can be used for the purposes of geological conservation, research, education, and tourism, which make it an important natural resource. Geopark creation can help inefficient exploitation of the latter.

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APA

Mouataz, T (2020). Unique Desert Caves as a Valuable Geological Resource: First Detailed Geological Heritage Assessment of the Sannur Cave, Egypt. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/unique-desert-caves-as-a-valuable-geological-resource-first-detailed-geological-heritage-assessment-of-the-sannur-cave-egypt

MLA 8th

Tarek, Mouataz. "Unique Desert Caves as a Valuable Geological Resource: First Detailed Geological Heritage Assessment of the Sannur Cave, Egypt" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 12 May. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/unique-desert-caves-as-a-valuable-geological-resource-first-detailed-geological-heritage-assessment-of-the-sannur-cave-egypt . Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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Tarek, Mouataz. "Unique Desert Caves as a Valuable Geological Resource: First Detailed Geological Heritage Assessment of the Sannur Cave, Egypt". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 12 May. 2020. Web. 22 Oct. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/unique-desert-caves-as-a-valuable-geological-resource-first-detailed-geological-heritage-assessment-of-the-sannur-cave-egypt >.

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Tarek, Mouataz. "Unique Desert Caves as a Valuable Geological Resource: First Detailed Geological Heritage Assessment of the Sannur Cave, Egypt" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed October 22, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/unique-desert-caves-as-a-valuable-geological-resource-first-detailed-geological-heritage-assessment-of-the-sannur-cave-egypt