MAPS of CAVES
SURVEYED BY SAUDI GEOLOGICAL SURVEY,
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
COMPILED BY SAUDI CAVE UNIT
(DATA-FILE REPORT SGS-DF-2005-14)
Abstract in English
This collection is comprised of nineteen maps and sketches of caves in Saudi Arabia explored by the Saudi Geological Survey Cave Unit between 2000 and 2004. Twelve are limestone caves located in the Umm-Er-Radhuma or Aruma Formations or in the overlying, unnamed Tsm formation. Seven are lava caves, located in Harrats Khaybar, Ithnayn, Kishb and Nawasif-Buqum. Each map or sketch is accompanied by a brief description of the cave itself, its geological setting and its location. A discussion is included of techniques and problems related to surveying caves in the Saudi Arabian environment as well as a brief history of cave exploration and mapping in Saudi Arabia.