Exploring the absent

Caves are the absence of rock, sometimes being filled back in again which is what makes the stunning formations.

Mostly limestone and created by water, but cavers such as myself do also like exploring the other types of underground sites such as Lava tubes created by volcanoes and mines created by Man

If you'd like to understand more of this world please take a look at the Cave Geology page

If you'd like to chat, or want to know more about any of the pictures please use the contact form

Ogof Fynnon Ddu
Craig y Fynnon
Peak Cavern
Shatter Cave
Dinas Silica Mines
Cave and Mine Geology
Cave and Mine Geology

Because caves and mines are not somthing that many people who visit this may be familiar, and I am a geologist by degree I thought it would be useful to provide an introduction to some of the science. Many years I did a course on that at one of the BCRA events, The final link above has developed from that course

A final note on cave conservation

Take nothing but pictures.

Leave nothing but footprints.

Kill nothing but time