Malaysian Cave Could be 1,500 Million Years Old
New findings by a Chinese geologist suggests that Malaysia’s popular Gua Tempurung show cave is actually much older than previously thought.
Although earlier studies had shown that the cave was only 400 million years old, Zhou Shunbin, head of geology department of the Guangzhou Province’s Education Association, believes that the cave is at least 1,500 million years old.
Evidence of its age is given in one of the rock formations, known as “meat rock”, which has been estimated to have taken at least 1,500 million years to form.
This new revelation has now prompted further studies of the cave by government officials.
At over 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) long, Gua Tempurung is one of the longest caves on the Malay Peninsula.
Update: See Liz’s comment below.
Cave believed to be 1,500mil years old [Northern – New Straits Times]