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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

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Reconstructions of Lead Smelt Mills : Grinton and Marrick, Swaledale, 1949,
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Clough R. T.

The Lead Smelting Mills of Yorkshire - Part III [a], Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, 1949,
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Clough R. T.

Reconstructions of Lead Smelt Mills : Swinnergill, Beldi Hill and Keld, Swaledale, 1949,
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Clough R. T.

Reconstructions of Lead Smelt Mills : Old Gang, Swaledale, 1949,
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Clough R. T.

The Lead Smelting Mills of Yorkshire - Part III [b], Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, 1949,
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Clough R. T.

Reconstructions of Lead Smelt Mills : Blakethwaite and Surrender, Swaledale, 1950,
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Clough R. T.

The Lead Smelting Mills of Yorkshire - Part III [c], Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, 1950,
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Clough R. T.

The Lead Smelting Mills of Yorkshire - Part III [d], Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, 1950,
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Clough R. T.

Sir Francis Mine, Swaledale, 1963,
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Crabtree P. W. , Foster R.

The Industrial Revolution in Swaledale Lead Mining, 1963,
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Jennings B.

Two Centuries of Swaledale Lead Mining - Summary of Lecture, 1970,
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Carlisle J. D.

Phreatic Network Caves in Swaledale, Yorkshire, 1975,
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Ryder P. F.

Further phreatic cave systems in Swaledale, North Yorkshire, UK, 2006,
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Harrison, Tony
About a dozen significant phreatic cave systems have been discovered in the Carboniferous limestone of the Northern Pennines, most accessible only through old mine workings. Two of these, in Devis Hole Mine, Grinton in Swaledale, were first broken into by 19th century miners and rediscovered in the 1960s and 1970s. The recent reopening of collapsed levels in the same mine has enabled three more phreatic systems to be found, resulting in a total of 4.2km of network passages now being accessible in this mine. The original discovery and use of the passages by the lead miners, and the geomorphology and possible origin of the systems are discussed.

Further phreatic cave systems under the Swaledale-Wensleydale surface watershed in the Yorkshire Dales, UK, 2012,
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Harrison, Tony

Four widely separated groups of phreatic network caves below the moors separating Swaledale and Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales have previously been reported, including a group of five closely-related systems accessed through the levels of Devis Hole Mine. Further exploration has now uncovered four more phreatic systems, including another network maze in Devis Hole, the Horn's Workings Cave Series. While similar in geomorphological structure to the earlier discoveries, this Series is distinct in having, in addition to horizontal passages, a number of shafts reaching towards the base of the Main Limestone beds in which all of the six cave series reside. This may be due to the presence of a syncline affecting the strata in this area of the mine, which would have provided a natural drainage route and might also have allowed joints to open, thus enabling vertical shafts to develop. The Horn's Workings Cave Series has been worked intensively by 19th century lead miners, and comparison of a recent survey of Horn's Workings with one made by the miners in 1857 indicates the high degree of accuracy achieved by the earlier surveyors. Two of the other recently discovered systems, Smithy Level Caves and Summer Lodge East Level Cave, are also accessed through old lead mines. Both display classic phreatic features modified by later vadose activity. The final new discovery is Shivery Gill Pot, a small extension of the previously examined group of Sod Hole Gill Caves. The nature of the range of phreatic systems now known to exist beneath the Swaledale-Wensleydale surface watershed implies that numerous other network caves might exist in the upper part of the Main Limestone in this region. These beds extend over a distance of more than 20km from west to east, but they are at outcrop only locally, so if such network caves are present they will probably only be discovered and accessed from the old lead mine workings that are a major feature of this part of the Dales landscape.


Phreatic maze caves, Grinton Moor, Swaledale, UK: survey of the Devis Hole Mine Caves, 2012,
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Harrison, Tony

Remarkable phreatic maze caves, first entered by Victorian miners searching for lead ore, have been rediscovered in a series of digs over the last 40 years by members of the Moldywarps Speleological Group (MSG) in Devis Hole Mine, Swaledale, in the Yorkshire Dales. Most of the discoveries have been reported in three published reports. Previous surveys of individual sections of the natural caves have now been brought together for the first time in a single survey of the entire mine explored to date.


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