Joint Mitnor Cave :: Shared Description

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
by Chris Reynolds
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SX7466 : Making an access path in Joint Mitnor Cave by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : The Entrance to Joint Mitnor Cave, Higher Kiln Quarry, Buckfastleigh by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : Crushed Bones in Joint Mitnor Cave, Higher Kiln Quarry by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : The Door into Joint Mitnor Cave, Higher Kiln Quarry, Buckfastleigh by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : An Elephant Tooth in Joint Mitnor Cave by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : Coprolites in the talus cone of Joint Mitnor Cave by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : Calcite Flows in Joint Mitnor Cave, Buckfastleigh by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : Joint Mitnor Cave by Ashley Dace
SX7466 : Half Cave opposite Joint Mitnor Cave, Higher Kiln Quarry by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : Crushed bones in Joint Mitnor Cave, Higher Kiln Quarry by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : The Talus Cone, Joint Mitnor Cave, Buckfastleigh by Chris Reynolds
SX7466 : Joint Mitnor Cave by Ashley Dace
SX7466 : The Talus Cone in Joint Mitnor Cave, Higher Kiln Quarry by Chris Reynolds


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Created: Sat, 10 Mar 2012, Updated: Tue, 2 Jul 2013

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