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by tarquinwj
Tue 18 Dec 2018 22:23
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Draenen
Replies: 22
Views: 7542

Re: Ogof Draenen

a. Ogof Draenen b. Big Country, side passage on the left shortly before the end of the main passage c. White beads and bead clusters, white snowflakes d. Angular boulders in a breakdown section of a phreatic passage (seems to be at the limit of permafrost freeze-thaw action since the main passage st...
by tarquinwj
Sun 16 Dec 2018 23:26
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

a. Daren Cilau b. Antler Passage, original terminal chamber with inlet choke leading to Busman's Holiday c. Small white beads and aggregations, mashed into the mud floor d. Mud on angular rock floor e. Pictures attached f. 320602,214984. Approximately 106 metres below surface. Difficult to be certai...
by tarquinwj
Sun 16 Dec 2018 23:21
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

a. Daren Cilau b. Old Rift Passage, about 10 metres towards Old Main Chamber, after the junction with the Entrance Series c. Small white beads and aggregations of white beads d. Angular boulders in a fault controlled breakdown passage e. Pictures attached f. 320272,215235. Approximately 61 metres be...
by tarquinwj
Mon 10 Sep 2018 21:42
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Agen Allwedd
Replies: 8
Views: 4177

Re: Agen Allwedd

a. Agen Allwedd b. Crystal Gallery, top of the boulder beside the entrance hole c. Tiny white beads of various diameters d. Beneath damp mud on angular rocks making up a choke in a fairly large, phreatic passage e. Pictures attached f. 318183,215301. Approximately 177 metres below surface. Another o...
by tarquinwj
Sun 06 May 2018 20:07
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

a. Daren Cilau b. Busman's Holiday, on the left side of the first piece of large passage after the long crawl beyond Bridge Cavern (heading towards Ogof Cnwc) c. Very large white flat-sided yellow/white beads, small white beads and aggregations of white beads d. Angular boulders in a large breakdown...
by tarquinwj
Sun 06 May 2018 19:44
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

Not sure about this set. I noticed them in my photograph of some unusual frosty spherical formations, and did not examine them in person. It is possible that the spherical formations are also cryogenic in origin (and perhaps also the selenite crystals, as they are often seen in conjunction with the ...
by tarquinwj
Sun 06 May 2018 19:34
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

a. Daren Cilau
b. Epocalypse Way, at the junction with Urchin Oxbow
c. Aggregated clumps of white beads
d. Cracked, damp mud, coating angular boulders
e. Pictures attached
f. 320693,214503. Approximately 145 metres below surface.
by tarquinwj
Sun 06 May 2018 19:30
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

a. Daren Cilau b. Epocalypse Way, just as the upper (left) and lower (right) levels rejoin between White Company and Urchin Oxbow c. White powder, white beads and aggregated clumps of beads d. Angular boulders, in a wide breakdown phreatic passage e. Pictures attached f. 320674,214537. Approximately...
by tarquinwj
Sun 06 May 2018 19:20
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

a. Daren Cilau b. Epocalypse Way, just as the passage splits into upper (left) and lower (right) levels between White Company and Urchin Oxbow c. White powder, white beads and tiny white rings (like the lip of a cupped bead) d. Angular boulders, in a wide breakdown phreatic passage e. Pictures attac...
by tarquinwj
Wed 25 Apr 2018 13:09
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Draenen
Replies: 22
Views: 7542

Re: Ogof Draenen

a. Ogof Draenen b. Poetic Justice, chambers at the junction with Poetic Justice Extensions c. Tiny golden beads, and tiny white rafts d. Fluffy/bobbly mud, in a walking-sized keyhole-shaped passage e. Pictures to follow. f. Roughly 325926,211198 and 325919,211210 at about 105 and 102 metres below th...
by tarquinwj
Wed 25 Apr 2018 12:58
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Draenen
Replies: 22
Views: 7542

Re: Ogof Draenen

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Blorens Inlet, at exit of first phreatic oxbow on the left
c. Golden lattices and aggregations of tiny beads
d. Fluffy/bobbly mud, in a walking-sized keyhole-shaped passage
e. Pictures attached
f. Roughly 325717,211135 at about 121 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
by tarquinwj
Thu 01 Mar 2018 11:31
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Craig a Ffynnon
Replies: 4
Views: 3620

Re: Ogof Craig a Ffynnon

a. Ogof Craig a Ffynnon b. Junction of tape routes for Helictite Passage and Fifth Boulder Choke c. White beads bedded into the mud, and some very large cloud-like nuggets d. Dried mud, layered on top of older angular boulders, in a very large breakdown passage e. Pictures attached f. Drying mud is ...
by tarquinwj
Tue 20 Feb 2018 23:35
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

There are doubtless many other places in the cave with similar deposits. It sounds like they may be in the Flyovers and Half Mile Passage area, but I have not yet had a chance to check those areas. It's a big cave. Some of the deposits listed here may be decomposing gypsum crystals, but a great many...
by tarquinwj
Tue 20 Feb 2018 00:16
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

a. Daren Cilau b. Updweeb (Dweebland) c. Aggregations of tiny white and brown beads d. Fluffy/bobbly mud and angular boulders, in unusual domed solutional chambers e. Pictures attached f. Very small deposit, not worthy of the effort needed to reach it. 319741,213901. Approximately 183 metres below s...
by tarquinwj
Mon 19 Feb 2018 19:58
Forum: South Wales
Topic: Ogof Daren Cilau
Replies: 13
Views: 5337

Re: Ogof Daren Cilau

a. Daren Cilau b. Still Warthogs After All These Years, patches before and after Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (DADES) c. Tiny white beads, aggregations of tiny white beads, larger aggregations of brown beads d. Fluffy/bobbly mud and angular boulders, in a low phreatic passage and larger break...