0388: shaft
S Vega 30T 450258 4795171 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: M) Altitude 344m
Length 294m Depth 87m
Area position

Updated 17th April 2002; 9th November 2003

The grid reference is estimated from the GPS position of site 900.

The entrance pitch of 14m is followed by an up-and-down climb of 2m in a rift to a 6m pitch, landing at the top of a slippery, 5m wide calcite slope. This ends after 30m at the head of a narrow 7m pitch, at the bottom of which is a circular chamber with a high aven. Some jaw bones are calcited to the floor at this point with the exit at the far end being another narrow squeeze onto a 4m pitch which drops into a pool. A 30m shaft follows and finally one of 15m which narrows down in calcite.

From the aven chamber a draughting, sandy-floored passage, 150m long, ends at an 8m pitch into a low, wide chamber which chokes in most directions. The draught appears to come from a small aven and various tubes in the roof.

An awkward climb enters passage which continues south and ends in a chamber after 40m with a sandy dig or a promising choke in an ascending passage. This area appears to come very close to Torca de la Vera Negra (036).

References: anon., 1982 (logbook); Corrin J, 1983c (survey); Corrin J, 1983a (survey); material in file; anon., 1995a (Easter logbook); anon., 1996a (Easter logbook); anon., 2002a (Easter logbook)
Entrance picture :
Underground picture(s):
Detailed Survey :
1982 known cave low res high res
1995 known cave 1:1000

Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : yes (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)
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