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June 14, 2004

PUMPHOUSE CAVE


Position: WGS84 - 18 19' 09.2" N, 77 49' 46.2" W

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: Low

A stream cave, fairly narrow. Height 2m, width varying, but around 1m. We followed the cave for some 15-20 minutes before it ended in a sump. There was one branch off of the tunnel that simply joined back after a few meters. Chert seemed to be present. Water was present in pools of the floor of the cave, along with sand [Editor note: the stream was actively flowing - RSS]. We took a few samples of the mineral that were lying loose in the sand on the floor of the cave. Some of them were oddly shaped, almost like vertebrae, so one or two of them were taken in case they turned out to be something.

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