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Pennhouse Shelter-2

May 8, 2005 - 12:30-12:45 EST


District: Thornton

Parish: St Elizabeth

WGS84 L/L: 18 11 53.6, 77 42 37.6


JAD69: 174734 E, 171795 N

JAD2001 674845 E, 672084 N

Altitude: 160m WGS84

Accuracy: +/- 10m horizontal; +/- 15m vertical

Type: Shelter

Accessibility: Walk-in

Depth: 0

Length: 10m

Explorers: JCO - 2005

Survey: None

JU Ref: N/A


Entrance size: 6m W x 3m H

Entrance aspect: ~30 deg true

Vegetation in general locale: Farm, bush

Vegetation at entrance: Farm

Rock type: Yellow limestone

Bedding: Moderate

Jointing: Moderate

Speleothems: Stals

Palaeo resources: None

Archaeo resources: None seen

Hydrology: Dry

Siltation: N/A

Sink: N/A

Rising: N/A

Stream passage with surface activity: N/A

Stream passage without surface activity: N/A

Dark zone: 0%

Climate: Warm, dry.

Bats: 0

Bat guano: N/A

Guano mining: N/A

Guano condition: N/A

Eleutherodactylus cundalli: None

Neoditomyia farri: None

Amblypygids: None

Periplaneta americana: None

Cave crickets: None

Sesarma: None

Other species: None. No dark-zone.

Visitation: Occasional

Speleothem damage: None

Graffiti: None

Garbage: None

Ownership: Private

Protection: None


Vulnerability: Low. Small shelter cave.


Pennhouse Shelter-2

May 8, 2005

Team: Stewart, Conolley

Notes: RS Stewart

This is a smallish shelter cave that we are listing to help clarify locations and identifications of the caves in the area, especially with regard to the other Pennhouse shelter caves.

The cave is all twilight-zone, no breccia seen, no bats.

We're listing this with a low vulnerability for obvious reasons.

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