10th August 2013

With Alex, Tav and Nick back from his travels.

Cleared away the loose debris from the last enlargement session and with a bit of hammer and bar work managed to remove some large flakes from the roof. The flakes needed reducing in size to get them into the skip although they were still quite weighty. Removal of the flakes revealed some attractive rock with bands of reds and ochre yellow interspersed with veins and pockets of calcite varying in colour from translucent to white. After the clearance work was completed and all spoil was out to the surface continued with the enlargement process to remove a bulge of rock in the roof that may allow access to a slightly increased passage height beyond – time will tell. Still moving onwards!

Author: mendipgeoarch

Archaeologist, Geologist, Speleologist