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Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

Latest News & Updates 20 Nov 2019 - COMING SOON - The MCRA is pleased to announce the impending launch of Volume One of the long-anticipated Somerset Underground, which will take place at the Hunters' Lodge Inn at 8 p.m on Saturday 21st December. Priced at a mere £10, this stitched, flexibound, full-colour production comprises 275 pages and contains details of more than 750 natural caves, sea caves, mines, sinks, risings, springs, holy wells and artificial underground sites in Bristol, the Av…

For Sale - [Coming soon - SOMERSET UNDERGROUND - Volume One (Bristol, Broadfield Down, The ...

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

For Sale Coming soon - SOMERSET UNDERGROUND - Volume One (Bristol, Broadfield Down, The Bristol Channel & West Somerset) by R. M. Taviner The first of four volumes covering almost every conceivable underground site in the historic County of Somerset, Volume One comprises 275 pages and contains details of more than 750 natural caves, sea caves, mines, sinks, risings, springs, holy wells and artificial underground sites in Bristol, the Avon Gorge, Broadfield Down, the entire Bristol Channel…

Secret of explosive volcanism unlocked

Caving News from Science Daily -

When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia's Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and microcracks in the uppermost layers of stone. These findings result in new possibilities for the prediction of an eruption.

Megadrought likely triggered the fall of the Assyrian Empire

Caving News from Science Daily -

The Neo-Assyrian Empire, centered in northern Iraq and extending from Iran to Egypt -- the largest empire of its time -- collapsed after more than two centuries of dominance at the fall of its capital, Nineveh, in 612 B.C.E. Despite a plethora of cuneiform textual documentation and archaeological excavations and field surveys, archaeologists and historians have been unable to explain the abruptness and finality of the historic empire's collapse.

Articles and Books - Added Alan Gray's new Cave Rescue on Mendip book as PDF download

Mendip Cave Registry & Archive -

Articles and Books Original Articles This section contains original articles of spelaeological interest [An overview of the archaeology of Mendip caves and karst] by Vince Simmonds (revised 2016). [Swildon's - What's in a name?] A Suggestion for the derivation of the name Swildon's by R. M. Taviner [The Great Wheel Pit Mystery] by R. M. Taviner [The Sandford Gulf and other lost caves of Sandford Hill] by R. M. Taviner

Documents

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

The documents are in Adobe's PDF format and you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read them. Forms If you have any expense claims please use one of the following forms: * [CSCC Expenses Form (.pdf)] * [CSCC Expenses Form (Excel format)]

Guide Updates

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

Guide Updates If the Access Guide is out of date and needs updating, please leave details below (most recent at the top). White Pit gate has been refitted so contact BEC or Wessex for access. ---------- Banwell Bone & Stalactite Caves - their website allows access from 1st May to end of Sept, not just months listed.

Guide Updates

Council of Southern Caving Clubs -

Guide Updates If the Access Guide is out of date and needs updating, please leave details below (most recent at the top). White Pit gate has been refitted so contact BEC or Wessex for access. ---------- Banwell Bone & Stalactite Caves - their website allows access from 1st May to end of Sept, not just months listed.

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