SX7466 : Joint Mitnor Cave

taken 6 years ago, near to Buckfastleigh, Devon, Great Britain

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Joint Mitnor Cave
Joint Mitnor Cave
Joint Mitnor cave is one of a number of limestone caves opening into Higher Kiln Quarry, and which were probably all part of one larger cave before the quarry was dug. They all formed under the River Dart when it flowed at a higher level. However about 100,000 years ago the Dart had deepened its valley and the caves were dry. At the back of Joint Mitnor a hole opened to the land surface which acted as a pitfall, and many animals fell in.LinkExternal link
In about 1940 it was investigated by Antony Sutcliffe and the Torquay Natural History Society and in 1960 Leslie Neale worked on the cave to protect its contents and to allow it to be open to the public as and educational example of what how bones came to be fossilised in caves. It is now managed by the William Pengelly Cave Studies Trust LinkExternal link

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Friday, 11 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 May, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7438 6639 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:29.0292N 3:46.3211W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 7438 6638
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