Ogof Draenen

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Ogof Draenen

Post by Gina » Mon 30 Oct 2017 12:52

Tarquin Wilton-Jones has reported the presence of CCCs in Ogof Draenen.

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Morgannwg Passage
c. Brown breadcrumb-type crystals, very fine white crystal dust
d. Cave description to follow
e. photos attached below
f. additional details to follow
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Tarquin Wilton-Jones

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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by Gina » Tue 31 Oct 2017 09:39

Additional finds have been reported by Tarquin Wilton-Jones in Ogof Draenen, Big Country

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Big Country's upstream end
c. White, bubble-type
d. Angular boulders
e. Photos to follow
f. additional details to follow

tarquinwj
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Sun 12 Nov 2017 23:54

Gina wrote:b. Morgannwg Passage
d. Cave description to follow
d. On top of fluffy/bobbly mud and small breakdown rocks. Small enlargement above narrow rift passage.
f. Roughly at 324350,212210 at about 98 metres below the surface. Very difficult rift passage. Passage is taped off to protect extremely fragile formations - cavers are requested not to enter.
Gina wrote:b. Big Country's upstream end
d. Angular boulders
e. Photos to follow
f. additional details to follow
d. Angular boulders in a very large breakdown passage.
e. Attachments
f. Roughly 325685,211316 at about 90 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
Attachments
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Mon 13 Nov 2017 08:45

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Black Run
c. Very fine white crystal dust
d. Angular boulders in a roughly 3 m square passage
e. photos attached below
f. Roughly 325844,210770 at about 115 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Mon 13 Nov 2017 08:46

tarquinwj wrote:b. Black Run
e. additional photo attached below
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Mon 13 Nov 2017 08:55

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Red Chamber
c. Aggregation of small beads, underlain and overlain by gypsum crystal aggregations
d. Fluffy/bobbly mud fringed by angular boulders, in a wide but low V-shaped passage
e. photos attached below
f. Roughly 325855,210843 at about 120 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
Attachments
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Mon 13 Nov 2017 09:07

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Lost In Space
c. Fine white dust and 10 cm twiglets, close to gypsum crystal aggregations
d. Angular boulders topped by fluffy/bobbly mud, in a wide V-shaped passage
e. photos attached below
f. Roughly 325926,210825 at about 120 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.

These formations continue for the entire length of Lost In Space and Intergalactic Overdraught. Details above are for the most impressive set with the largest twiglets.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Mon 13 Nov 2017 09:14

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Intergalactic Overdraught
c. Large crystalline breadcrumbs, appearing more like gypsum than calcite
d. Angular boulders, in a roughly 2m square passage
e. photos attached below
f. Roughly 326113,210688 at about 128 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
Attachments
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Mon 13 Nov 2017 09:19

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Cold Fusion Passage
c. Clumped gold dust in lumps and large peeled flakes
d. Angular boulders below a barite vein, in a very large collapse passage
e. photos attached below
f. Roughly 326191,210694 at about 125 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Mon 13 Nov 2017 09:20

tarquinwj wrote:b. Cold Fusion Passage
e. additional photos attached below
Attachments
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Mon 13 Nov 2017 09:29

a. Ogof Draenen
b. War Of The Worlds South
c. White, bubble type, and very large cloud-like structures
d. Angular boulders in an immense passage
e. photos attached below
f. Roughly 326227,210813 at about 114 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Mon 13 Nov 2017 09:30

tarquinwj wrote:b. War Of The Worlds South
e. additional photo attached below
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Sat 30 Dec 2017 01:31

I am so very, very sorry to whoever is subjected to going through Life On Mars to see the potential CCCs. Very hard work with some uncomfortably small passages on the way there. I wouldn't have bothered, but the second set is really quite special, with really unusual CCC formations. The first and third set are nothing special, and not worth checking, but are mentioned here for the sake of completeness only.

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Life On Mars, junction between Squirrel Rifts II and major left side passage
c. White and yellow granules
d. Angular boulders in a narrow passage
e. Pictures attached
f. Roughly 325332,210787 at about 130 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
Attachments
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Sat 30 Dec 2017 01:37

I am so very, very sorry to whoever is subjected to going through Life On Mars to see the potential CCCs. Very hard work with some uncomfortably small passages on the way there. I wouldn't have bothered, but the second set is really quite special, with really unusual CCC formations. The first and third set are nothing special, and not worth checking, but are mentioned here for the sake of completeness only.

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Life On Mars, Squirrel Rifts II chamber above first 4 metre climb
c. Aggregated white and yellow beads, white calcite rafts with bubbles on one side, and brown dimples on the other side
d. Fluffy/bobbly mud surrounded by angular rocks, in a reasonably large chamber
e. Pictures attached
f. Roughly 325321,210748 at about 129 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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Re: Ogof Draenen

Post by tarquinwj » Sat 30 Dec 2017 01:47

This set are not worth visiting - the passage to reach them is extremely arduous, and there are better examples of the same potential CCC structures in an earlier chamber in the series (see above)

a. Ogof Draenen
b. Life On Mars, Life On Mars terminal southeastern chambers
c. Aggregated white and yellow beads, white calcite rafts
d. Fluffy/bobbly mud and angular boulders, in unusual domed solutional chambers
e. Pictures attached
f. Roughly 325347,210593 and 325344,210554 at about 127 and 129 metres below the surface. No access restrictions.
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