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Richmond Park Cave

August 13, 2010

District: Richmond Park

Parish: Clarendon

WGS84 L/L: 18 02 37.7 N, 77 22 09.8 W

JAD2001: 710890 E, 654887 N

JAD69: 210779 E, 154599 N

Altitude: 530m WGS84

Accuracy: +/- 5m horizontal; +/- 10m vertical


Type: Shaft to a cave

Accessibility: Vertigear

Depth: 28m

Length: N/A

Explorers: Unknown

Survey: None

Vegetation in general locale: Scrub/farm

Vegetation at entrance: Scrub

Geology: White limestone

Bedding: Poor

Jointing: Poor

Speleothems: Undetermined

Palaeo resources: Undetermined

Archaeo resources: Undetermined

Hydrology: Dry

Dark zone: Undetermined

Climate: Undetermined

Bats: Undetermined

Bat guano: Undetermined

Guano mining: Historical

Guano condition: Undetermined

Visitation: Occasional

Speleothem damage: Undetermined

Graffiti: Undetermined

Trash: Undetermined

Ownership: Private

Protection: None

Vulnerability: High

Richmond Park Cave
August 13, 2010
Team: RS Stewart, Kingman
Notes: RS Stewart

Kingman and Stewart visited the site, but the entrance shaft was not descended. The entrance is about 4m wide, narrowing as it goes up, with an upward facing opening at the top of the low cliff in which it is found.

From JU we have, "A 7m drop to a ledge and then a 25m drop to a chamber that has been mined for gunao".

A mist net is probably best for catch and release of bats.

The local residents told us that about 5 or 6 years ago two white men, accompanied by Jamaicans, went down the shaft using cable ladders, and then caught and removed bats.

The owner of the land external to the entrance is Egbert Dawkins. Contact is possible via “Piggy” at (by request only).

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