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0124 Explorations in Turkestan 1903 : vol.1
Explorations in Turkestan 1903 : vol.1 / Page 124 (Color Image)

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[Figure] 66 One-mile section of Gorge in the (western) Kugart Valley, looking northeast.
[Photo] 67 Upper Terrace of the (eastern) Kugart, near the Kirghiz Bridge, looking southwest. Dissected hills and spurs of tilted older conglomerates in the background.

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I00   EXPLORATIONS IN TURKESTAN.

After we had crossed the Kugart pass, in the Fergana range, and descended

into the valley of the (eastern) Kugart-su, another finely developed system of

highest terrace   . 6 . Here and else-

terraces was found. The main and branch

valleys here, below the torrential headwaters, were eroded in a broad basin of tilted conglomerates that probably belong with the Narin formation. The spurs of the conglomerate hills rose above the

Fig.   (fig. 7)

Fig. 66.—One-mile section of Gorge in the (western) Kugart where the hills and spurs were dissected

Valley, looking northeast.   by rather close-spaced ravines, and the

slopes were beautifully graded. The terrace plain ascended with a rather strong gradient into the embayments between the spurs. In such a case it is evident that the material of the terrace was derived from the side valleys as well as from the

Fig. 67.—Upper Terrace of the (eastern) Kugart, near the Kirghiz Bridge, looking southwest. Dissected hills and spurs of tilted older conglomerates in the background.

main valley. The stream has intrenched itself 225 feet below the upper terrace plain at the Kirghiz bridge, carving several terrace benches in the process. The upper terrace plain and the stronger terrace benches continue for ro or 12 miles northward toward the Narin Valley. A mile upstream, south, from the rude Kirghiz bridge by which we crossed the river, a westward swing of its course