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HaMinsara (The Sawmill)

HaMinsara (The Sawmill) is a deposit of stones, which look like pieces of wood, and hence its name. The process in which these pieces of rock are created is interesting. The sandstone in the area goes through a high temperature metamorphosis process. The sandstone "bakes” in high heat, and after it cool down it cracks into the shapes of hexagons- a frequent shape in nature as the hexagon is an equilateral shape which can fill a space without leaving holes. This phenomenon can also be seen in the Meshushim (Hexagons) Pool which is in the Golan Heights Region.
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it is recommended to verify the opening hours and entrance requirements with the site itself
 ●  Animals   ●   Parking   ●   Free admission  ● 
Opening hours of HaMinsara (The Sawmill):
Unlimited.
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