Xi Xiang Dong (GZ/Qx/5)
Guizhou, Qianxi County, Honglin Town
N 27° 07’ 43’’ E 105° 51’ 51’’
Altitude: 1482 m about
Cave length: 1385 m
Vertical range: -107 m
Exploration. Guizhou 2000, Guizhou 2001
Surveyors: G. Rossi, D. Sighel, Lan Anjun, (Oct. 2000); G. Rossi, D. Sighel, G. Gozzo (Nov. 2001)
Type of research: hydrogeological, physicalchemical analyses, biological
This cave is the sink of one of the allogenetic streams flowing from the impervious area north of the karst. After several meters from the entrance the cave splits in two branches in a large collapsed gallery fed by a small and polluted stream whose water comes from the nearby Hongling town, probably from Liao Jing Ling Dong, a sinkhole polluted by a factory. The entrance branch act as an inlet reaching the deeper gallery through a 20 m deep shaft. Regressive erosion along the branch caused a very deep and tight vadose entrenchment. The cave needs to be more accurately explored.
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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