dong Furongdong - 芙蓉洞

SENIOR, Kevin J. (ed.) (1995): The Yangtze Gorges Expedition: China Caves Project 1994.-

Cave and Karst Science vol.22 no.2 / Oct 1995: 53-90. (maps. photos. surveys).

This was the latest in a collaborative expedition involving British speleologists and karst scientists from the Institute of Karst Geology in Guilin. This paper presents the results of exploration in four study areas within Sichuan Province and 13.5 km of cave passages were surveyed. The Xio Zhai Tien Ken to Mie Gong He Dong cave system, a 4.5 km through trip, is the deepest cave in China at -964 m and the Xio Zhai Tien Ken doline is probably the largest doline in the world at 135.3 million cubic metres (both Xin Long area). Xin Lou Kou dong (Jiang Kou area) is -215 m deep; Lungci dong (Ba Xian area) has a length of 1.08 km. Hydrology and cave development are discussed and there is a brief note on cave conservation. (AUTHORS; RM; RB).
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ZHU, Xuewen (1994): [The speleothems in Furong Cave].-

Carsologia sinica, Vol.13 No.4 / Dec. 1994: 357-368 + 2 pag. with plates (2 tab., 4 figs., 23 colour. photos) (chinese; engl. summ.).

Description and survey of Furong cave. Morphology of speleothems, U-series ages of speleothems, and chemical properties of pool water are presented. Furong cave formed in Middle Pleistocene and then was followed by a period of fossil - cave evolution with a series of collapses. In the succeding period of last 160-200 ka, divided at least four stages, plentiful speleothems of calcite, gypsum, aragonite and hydromagnesite were accumulated. Survey, area map, plates. (RB).
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Sources et analyses : BBS, GKC, IGU KC