Sha Dong - Sand Cave (GZ/Gl/4)
Guizhou, Guanling County, Huajian.
N 25° 44’ 04.4” E 105° 36’ 23”
Altitude: 1210 m a.s.l.
Cave length: 210 m
Exploration: Guizhou 2005, South China 2006
Surveyors: G. Gozzo, L. Latella (27 Jul. 2005)
Type of research: biological
The cave entrance is located in Huajian village; it is developed inside a cone-karst, well recognizable from the main road. The entrance is the cross section of a phreatic gallery with 5-6 m diameter, 200 m long, quite regular in its first section, where it is sinusoidal with -6/+6 vertical range. This first section is characterized by eroded breccia, substituted by clastic deposits and clay down the gallery. The last section shows tectonic alterations, such as a terminal rubble mound and some collapse chambers inhabited by a bat colony.
Leonardo Latella, Roberto Zorzin : Caves explored during the scientific expeditions to China of the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale of Verona
Research in South China Karst - Memorie del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona - 2. serie - Monografie Naturalistiche 3-2008
Analyse : gkc-JPB
Results of the 13 expeditions organized by the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale ofVerona to southern China. One-hundred-twenty-five caves were explored, for a total of more than 60 km inlength. For each cave we list the progressive number, the cadastral number, the type of research conducted and ashort description of the cave. Most of the caves are located in Guizhou Province, in Qianxi County. The hydrogeology,biology, geography and archaeology of the area were investigated during the scientific expeditions. 40 pages, No caves maps, 21 photos.
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