Ogof Draenen

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tarquinwj
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Tue 09 Jan 2018 12:46

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Perseverance I, shortly before Sugar Cube Chamber
c. Breadcrumbs and tiny beads
d. Angular boulders, in a large breakdown passage
e. Pictures attached
f. Roughly 325344,211283 at about 66 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Tue 09 Jan 2018 12:55

a. Ogof Draenen
b. MSAD Left, on first right bend
c. Aggregated brown and larger white beads, gold nuggets
d. Angular boulders and fluffy/bobbly mud, in a very large breakdown passage
e. Pictures attached
f. Roughly 326129,210605 at about 131 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Tue 09 Jan 2018 13:08

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Luck Of The Draw, beginning 90 m beyond the Pineapple Patch
c. Calcite rafts and elaborate calcite lattices, surrounded by probable cryogenic gypsum
d. Angular boulders and fluffy/bobbly mud, in a large breakdown passage
e. Pictures attached
f. Between 326027,210039 and 326033,209926 at about 108-103 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Tue 09 Jan 2018 13:14

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Luck Of The Draw, shortly before Medusa's Children
c. Gold nuggets
d. Angular rocks, in a walking-sized breakdown passage
e. Pictures attached
f. Roughly 326105,209730 at about 96 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.

The whole of this area of the passage has incredible calcite formations, including whitewashed boulders and whitewashed gypsum crystals. The origin of these is not fully understood, and cryogenic process may be involved.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Tue 09 Jan 2018 13:21

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Luck Of The Draw, just after Lightbulb Chamber
c. Golden breadcrumbs
d. Angular rocks, in a walking-sized breakdown passage
e. Pictures attached
f. Roughly 326174,209520 at about 91 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Wed 25 Apr 2018 12:58

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.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Wed 25 Apr 2018 13:09

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 the surface. No access restrictions.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Tue 18 Dec 2018 22:23

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 still has phreatic arches rather than breakdown)
e. Pictures attached.
f. Roughly 325593,210751 at about 139 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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