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June 14, 2004

FLAMSTEAD CAVE


Position: WGS84 - 18 19' 55.1" N, 77 49' 29.2" W, +/- 5m

Field notes: D. K. ROGGY

Cavers: R. S. Stewart, D. K. Roggy, E. Slack

Time in: 13:00 EST, Time out: 13:45 EST

THREAT VULNERABILITY: Medium

A stream cave, next to a NWC pumphouse. The entrance was approx. 1.5m tall and 3m wide. Just within the entrance a stream runs through, from left to right. To the right the cave continues for 15m or so before spilling out by the pumphouse. To the left the cave continues for about 10m, ending in a sump, [Editors note: the passage continues upstream for 200 m]. The NWC employee who maintains the pumphouse said that some Germans went into the sump perhaps 3 years ago and supposedly came out some mile or two away. A variation on a common theme surrounding caves, however the maintenance man, Eccleston Waites seemed to be a reliable fellow, and because of his work at the pumphouse would have been in good position to have acquired this information firsthand.

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