Cueva Mueria

Alternate Names: No.15 La Cueva Mueria, T15

LOCATION, ENTRANCE, DESCRIPTION, SURVEYS, REFERENCES


CO-ORDINATES: 30 T 0362410 4790153
ALTITUDE: 870m
LENGTH: 70m
DEPTH: -10m


LOCATION:

South side of the Sobra Valley. On a bearing of 227 degrees from the bridge below the Sobra dam.


ENTRANCE:

There is a large entrance which is crossed by a wall and surrounded by nettles.

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DESCRIPTION:

A winding phreatic tunnel 7m wide and 4m high forks after 35m. Left lowers to a bedding plane choked with calcite, right goes to another fork. Ahead a narrow headed rift, ends as a small aven, whilst to the right, a climb down into a chamber gives a choice of three ways on. Sharp right leads to a 10m blind pitch. Ahead is a lowering passage which seems to have been artificially blocked to create a cheese store, the walled entrance to which is on the left. Here a high rift containing rotten wooden shelves, doglegs sharply and opens to a 7m high chamber with some fine old flowstone.


From here, a downward slope ends in a small aven, while up to the left a climb up calcite with two holes on the right leads into a small passage ending in a choked chamber. The whole cave is dry and contains many old massive formations.

 


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