Cao Jia Keng (GZ/Qx/31)
Guizhou, Qianxi County, Honglin Town
N 27° 04’ 44” E 105° 51’ 37”
Altitude: 1368 m a.s.l.
Vertical range: -60 m
Exploration: Guizhou 2003
Surveyors: S. Meggiorini (14 Nov. 2003)
The cave entrance is located near the road running in the middle of the valley. The cave is a sinkhole where a small stream, coming from the nearby karstic cones, sinks. The cave entrance is surrounded by tall trees and after descending a rubble mound a few meters tall; the cave continues in a chimney 33 m deep, followed by a terrace, then by a second 12 m deep shaft, and a third 15 m deep shaft. The latter was not explored due to the difficult rigging, although it continues in an active gallery of 2 m diameter. When we explored the cave, in November, we detected an ascending air draft. The survey was not instrumental, only an altimeter was used.
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
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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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