1189: Dairy Dig
S Vega 30T 452829 4794858 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 305m
Length 33m Depth 5m
Area position

Updated 13 February 1998; 3rd May 2004; 7th October 2007; 30th September 2015; 18th October 2016; 30th September 2017

   This dig is situated above the junction of tracks near the dairy. An excavated hole slopes down to a chamber and an ascending ramp with some continuing digs. The entrance draughts out strongly.
   A visit during the Easter 2004 expedition dug out the floor to probably re-explore a small chamber. This was again excavated of probable ancient cow shit in the summer of 2007. Digging was in wet mud which was "difficult to stack". Rumblings could be heard in the distance on three occasions, and "odd gurgling noises" were heard at the base of the dig after a very wet spell.
   The site was visited in August 2015 with a view to continuing the dig in 2016. It draughted well.
   Some work was carried out in the summer 2016 when the team "carried on down for short while then pushed forward. Side wall collapsed on N. then shortly after on P.O.. Left to stabilise. Draught still in floor."
   When visited in July 2017, "we found there had been a major collapse in the digging area with several tonnes of rock previously on the wall now on the floor".

Reference: anon., 1996b (logbook); anon., 1997b (logbook); Corrin Juan, 1998; anon., 2004b (Easter logbook); anon., 2007d (summer logbook); Corrin Juan, 2007a; anon., 2015c (summer logbook); anon., 2016c (summer logbook); anon., 2017c (summer logbook)
Entrance pictures : from 2007 : from 2015 : from 2016
Underground pictures: from 2007
Detailed Survey : August 2017
Line Survey :
On area survey :
Survex file : August 2017

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