Chang Tu Dong (GZ/Qx/4)
Guizhou, Qianxi County, Honglin Town
N 27° 08’ 35.60’’ E 105° 52’ 43.40’’
Altitude: 1475 m a.s.l.
Cave length: 640 m
Vertical range: -19 m
Exploration: Guizhou 2000, Guizhou 2001, Guizhou 2003
Surveyors: L. Latella, R. Zorzin (11-12 Nov. 2000), L. Latella, R. Zorzin, Chen Hu (12 Nov. 2001)
Type of research: hydrogeological, physicalchemical analyses, biological, pollen analysis
The small entrance is located on the left hydrographic side of the narrow valley where the river that sinks in Shui Xiong Dong (located 1 km far) runs, just above the bottom of the valley. The initial section of the cave is inactive,whereas the central and ending sections are active, at least for some periods of the year. In particular, the morphology of the lowest section is typical of active hydrology. Six soil samples were collected in the thick alluvium located uphill of the active karstic area; they were to be dated by the analysis of pollen content.
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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