From the large entrance, the way on is along a wide ledge above and to the left of a pool. A climb down and scramble over boulders goes under two large and wet avens. Easy going, past traces of human activity (possibly mining) leads to a further down slope and a small chamber where a misfit stream sinks.
150 m further on, the main fossil passage is intersected by an invasive vadose passage. This passage contains a stream flowing from right to left (i.e. E-W). Right the passage can be followed upstream as a narrow, joint controlled canyon which finally ends at a bifurcation where both forks, which are too low, emit a howling draught. Left continues as a high, narrow rift, carrying the main stream. This was not followed, but probably emerges as one of the numerous springs at the limestone/shale boundary referred to in the introduction.
Near Qing Sui Village. Xia Dong is an unmistakeable feature adjacent to the road leading out of Qing Sui. Its entrance is so large that it contains an industrial crusher, used for processing local crystalline rocks. It is also houses several shacks used for storage and offices. In addition it acts as a vehicle repair yard and park.
1200 caractères - Lu 92 Fois
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