Zarkent Cave (SpU - 1)
Zarkent Cave is located in the side of small river approximately 7 kms far from Zarkent settlement in Tashkent region.
The cave was founded by geologists (a chief of the party was Lyutikov S.) in 1988 during the process of searching of onyx fields. Vertical entering well didn’t allow descending into the cave to the geologists and after addressing Tashkent speleo section, the cave was gone through till the obstruction on the bottom (mark is -102 m).
The cave consists of 2 entrances. One of them by vertical 18-metered well is lead into the big hall, from this 12-metered bench is lead on small shelf with a huge Satalagnatу (~ 3 m high). Here is a point of joint of 2 entrances. Further the cave goes to 100-metered into the deep by benches. Small brook is flown from the stalagnate along the cave and is lost in lumpy-clay obstruction.