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Da Kong Dong (GZ/Qx/30)
Guizhou, Qianxi County, Honglin Town
N 27° 06’ 26’’ E 105° 52’ 17’’
Cave length: 860 m
Vertical range: -190 m
Exploration: Guizhou 2001, Guizhou 2003
Surveyors: S. Meggiorini, A. Bileddo (12 Nov. 2003); A. Bileddo, G. Gozzo, Lan Anjun (14 Nov. 2003)
Type of research: biological
Cave description:
The cave entrance is an active gallery at the bottom of a large doline, used as a water source by the local population. This gallery leads to the collapsed base of the doline, represented by a 150 m deep shaft, and then continues to a depth of 190 m where it ends in a muddy choke. At the top of the shaft there is an inactive gallery used in the past by the local population to extract lime, and there are several well-preserved ovens. A group of parallel shafts, all more than 100 m deep, are located past this area. The last one can be crossed with a short rigged transversal passage, to access a vadose and sandy gallery which after about 20 m opens into a large chimney 150 m deep. A few meters from the bottom, there is another transversal gallery which crosses about 10 m from their bottom. A strong air draft was blowing during the exploration towards the entrance. This section of the cave is very likely connected with the first vertical section by the galleries at -130 m, and it probably continues in the second vertical section which is still active.
(A. Bileddo, S. Meggiorini)

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 of Verona to southern China. One-hundred-twenty-five caves were explored, for a total of more than 60 km in length. For each cave we list the progressive number, the cadastral number, the type of research conducted and a short 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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