Tresviso Caves Project

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RUCC2: Cueva de Oceno

East, North:358798, 4795526 (nearby)
Coordinate Quality:Map (yellow map)
Long, Lat:-4.7408192416314, 43.299293461963 (map)
Elevation (m):499
Length (m):250
Depth (m):0
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Situated 100m above the road to Oceno at the hairpin bend, approx 2km from Oceno


Small bricked up entrance


The entrance has been bricked up to use as a cheese store (1972). After a few metres a steep flowstone slope is descended for 20m into a 2m wide rift passage. This splits at a small chamber, the left hand passage is a meandering rift ending with a large flow formation completely blocking the passage. Straight on from the chamber passes the limit of the cheese remnants and enters a large descending passage 20-25m high (15m wide). This leads to a 5m pitch into the main chamber. At the bottom of the pitch, to the right, a well decorated and partially mud filled series of tube passages leads off, but after a short distance these end in a sediment filled choke containing bones
Straight on from the base of the pitch leads into a large chamber containing superb formations together with evidence of a massive collapse, in the shape of huge slabs (20m x 10m x 10m). the chamber contains large calcite rose crystal growths. A number of passages lead off from the main chamber but do not extend for any great distance.


RUCC (1972)


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