0582: Virgen, Fuente de la
Fresnedo 30T 453533 4801762 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 112m
Area position

Updated 7th May 2007; 15th September 2013; 21st May 2014

A small cave were the water is retained behind an artificial wall and emerges from water-filled rifts on the right, possibly sumped. A legend says that the Virgen appeared in the resurgence, after which the villagers tried to build a church there. But each night angels mysteriously moved the building materials further up the hill, to where the church now stands.
There are 2 small, diggable tubes above the resurgence (not located).

The site was dived in April 2014 by Jim Lister. No way on could be found in the rifts. (Logbook sketch).
Rupert Skorupka also investigated the site: "The right hand rift is larger and leads to a slot down in the floor. into a negotiable passage. At Easter, I free dived this with a mask (just to have a look if it went) and I could see a small but diveable tunnel leading away, before silt closed in."
A visit in higher water is recommended when the flow would be greater.

References: pers comm.; Munoz E et al, 1986; anon., 2007b (Easter logbook); anon., 2013d (summer logbook); anon., 2014b (Easter logbook)
Entrance pictures : yes
Underground picture(s):
Video:
April 2014 (YouTube)
Detailed Survey : Logbook sketch (Easter 2014)
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : Surface survey plus underground surveys of caves in the Fuente de la Virgen area.

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