Visit to the Gypsum Karst of Sorbas (Almeria, Spain)
Nueva Acrópolis in Almería organized a visit to the Gypsum Karst of Sorbas, as part of the activities in commemoration of Mother Earth Day. The Sorbas Gypsum Karst is a group of caves, geodes, canyons and dolines, resulting from chemical weathering processes on water-soluble rocks, in this case on gypsum rocks, whose origin lies in ancient seas that covered this region.
The visit to the Gypsum Karst of Sorbas began with a stop at the interpretation center where an explanatory video was viewed. The guided tour of the cave then began in two groups. Both specialists explained the origin and importance of these karst in gypsum. The caves are normally dry, but following recent rains, they contained some streams that ran through their interior. During the tour, we observed stalactites, stalagmites, geodes, different morphological aspects and structures, cave-ins and cavities.