The cave is extremely interesting from a geological point of view.

All the stages of its formation, which took several million years, are still visible : the hollowing out of the cave by the corrosive action of water, rock falls, successive episodes of water, sand or clay filling the cave then emptying out, the formation of stalactites, stalagmites, columns, draperies, shield formations, eccentrics, natural dams (gours), calcite floors, breakage or wearing away of various types of crystalline structures – all have left their mark in one part or another of the cave.

This is a real history of the evolution of the Earth itself.

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