Speleological expedition to the karst areas of the Ferghana Range. First half of September

Seresu karst region located on the limestone mountain range Isfan-Jailoo, which is the northwestern spur of the Ferghana mountain range Range. The name Seresu, was given to the place by the eponymous lake located here at an altitude exceeding 2000 m. The place is beautiful and attracts many tourists and travelers. There are 3 known caves that were found by a local tourist club during an excursion. Cavers learned about the caves later. Inside the caves were found formations of stalactites and stalagmites. The largest of them is more than Continue Reading

Expedition to the limestone region of Tacta-Boz. First half of august

First half of august The Takta-Boz mountain range is fully composed of Carboniferous (C) and Devonian (D) limestones. Limestones represent a massif with many tectonic faults. The length of the mountain range is more than 50 km. The ridge lies between the Ferghana Valley and the Turkestan mountain range. From geological point of view, it refers to the Southern Tien-Shan tectonic system. The ridge enveloped by acutely continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Though the ridge is surrounded by desert landscapes, it is a large accumulator of moisture Continue Reading

Essay on Hodja Mumin

Salt-mountain Khoja Mumin is located in southern Tajikistan, 25 kilometers in the southwest of Kulyab. Khoja Mumin has a shape resembling a giant dome towering 900 m above surrounding plain (absolute height 1332 m). It stays visible for tens of kilometers. Because of the white salt of which the mountain is composed, it seems that the mountain is freshly covered with snow. The length of the mountain in diameter reaches 8.5 km. Together with the neighboring ridge Khoja Sartis, they belong to the largest diapirs in the world. Similar salt Continue Reading

Expedition to the “Kumysh” karst plateau. First half of july

The plateau Kumysh is on the Ferghana Range, 15 km to the west of Karasu Lake. The plateau was discovered by cavers in 1989. The height of the plateau is above 3100 m. The size of the plateau is 0.7 * 0.4 km. 10 sinkholes were found on the plateau confined to two parallel tectonic faults, curving at a distance of 50 m from each other. The diameter of the sinkholes figures 10 to 20 m. The deepest is 3-4 m. The plateau was detected by geologists using a helicopter, Continue Reading

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