Jvari Pass Travertine Natural Monument

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Jvari Pass Travertine
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Travertine near Stepantsminda route at 2197 meters above the sea level.
Map showing the location of Jvari Pass Travertine
Map showing the location of Jvari Pass Travertine
Map showing the location of Jvari Pass Travertine
Map showing the location of Jvari Pass Travertine
Nearest cityGudauri
Coordinates42°31.913′N 44°28.325′E / 42.531883°N 44.472083°E / 42.531883; 44.472083Coordinates: 42°31.913′N 44°28.325′E / 42.531883°N 44.472083°E / 42.531883; 44.472083
Area0.03 km2 (0.012 sq mi)
Websiteჯვრის ურელტეხილის ტრავერტინი

Jvari Pass Travertine Natural Monument (Georgian: ჯვრის ურელტეხილის ტრავერტინი) is calcareous sinter or tufa in Baidara River valley on the left bank of the road tunnel of the Kobi-Gudauri motorway at 2197 meters above the sea level in Kazbegi Municipality, Georgia.

This limestone was formed when carbonate minerals precipitate out of ambient temperature water. Travertine in some places is covered with a thin layer of transparent water on the white surface of the slopes where intensive development process is still ongoing.[1] It is part of Kazbegi Protected Areas[2] along with Kazbegi National Park and five Natural Monuments:

Jvari Pass Travertine Natural Monument

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jvary Pass Travertine". Protected Planet. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  2. ^ Kazbegi Support Programme for Protected Areas in the Caucasus - Georgia (SPPA-Georgia)