Code : G16

In the west of Qeshm Island and the north of Salakh anticline, there are several parallels, narrow and long valleys that each one has a unique landscape. Chakavir geosite is one of these valleys. In this valley, marl, limestone, and sandstone layers are regularly layered and erupted with small thicknesses up to big masses in which various types of erosion can be seen. Dissolution and water erosion in a sandstone layer with marl, silt, and lime have formed wonderful forms of small and large dissolution flutes (Rillenkarrens) and natural wells which are very similar to the stoves of old houses. The concave cavities and recessions of the walls in this strait have created a picturesque and amazing view. These forms are shaped as the result of flood currents that overrun the valley on rainy days. In this valley, we also see the formation of crenate walls that are created in two steps. In the first step, during heavy rains, a thick-washed stream of mud from the upper floors flows downwards in the form of a gutter and covers some parts of the wall of the lower floors. It covers the lower rock layers after drying as a mortar and protects it from further erosion. The spectacular and amazing walls of Chakavir Geosite have a high aesthetic value which is highly important to protect them from any damage. These walls have created a unique and wonderful perspective, especially for those who are interested in sightseeing and photography.

Where Chakavir geosite is located ?

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