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Vauxhall Cave

August 3, 2010

District: Maggoty

Parish: St Elizabeth

WGS84 L/L: 18 10 34.1 , 77 45 15.6

JAD2001: 670192 E, 669658 N

JAD69: 170081 E, 169369 N

Altitude: 170 m WGS84

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


Type: Passage

Accessibility: Walk-in

Depth: 25m

Length: 90m

Explorers: Bristol, 1967

Survey: None

JU Ref: pg 364

JU Map: N/A

Entrance size: 6m W, 10m H

Entrance aspect: NE

Vegetation in general locale: Scrub/farm

Vegetation at entrance: Scrub

Geology: White limestone

Bedding: Poor

Jointing: Poor

Speleothems: Stals

Palaeo resources: None seen

Archaeo resources: None seen

Hydrology: Dry

Dark zone: 0%.

Climate: ~25 deg C, dry.

Bats: <100

Bat guano: None

Guano mining: Historical

Guano condition: N/A

Visitation: Frequent

Speleothem damage: None

Graffiti: None seen

Trash: Some

Ownership: Private

Protection: None

Vulnerability: Low.

Vauxhall Cave
August 3, 2010
Team: RS Stewart
Notes: RS Stewart

Vauxhall Cave was visited for monitoring. The site has still not recovered from changes caused by large-scale guano mining in the past (floor dug out to a depth of over 10 metres causing changes in climate, and a reduction of dark zone). No bats were seen, although there was evidence (sprouting fruit) that low numbers of Artibeus jamaicensis continue to roost in the cave periodically.

May 8, 2005 report for Vauxhall Cave

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