Journal series 05, contents and abstracts

Title: Combe Down Freestone Mines, Bath; An introduction
Author(s): Butcher, A., Mehew, R.D.
Journal Series 5, Number 1, Spring 1971, page(s) 3-9
Abstract: A history of the Combe Down Freestone Mines in Bath complete with maps. With a view to producing a comprehensive survey of the known workings, proposed surveying method described and a simple program proposed for processing the calculations by computer and adding a graph plotter package.  Bibliography.
 
Title: Goon's Hole, Burrington Combe, NGR 4791 5825
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 1, Spring 1971, page(s) 10-12
Abstract: Detailed account of the discovery, digging and survey of this small cave 75 ft long, 32 ft deep.
 
Title: Book Review: The West Somerset Mineral Railway & The Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 1, Spring 1971, page(s) 13-14
Abstract: A review of Sellick's 1970 book 'The West Somerset Mineral Railway & The Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines'.
 
Title: A Preliminary Investigation of Surtshellir, West Central Iceland
Author(s): Mills, M.T., Wood, C.
Journal Series 5, Number 1, Spring 1971, page(s) 15-24
Abstract: During the 1970 expedition club members had a one day visit to Surtshellir on the Hallmundarhraun, Iceland. With survey and bibliography. Aimed to make available for the first time in Britain a survey and description of this lava tube, the most famous in Iceland, and to record its forms and features which are of general and scientific interest, and to indicate lines for future research.
 
Title: The Use Of A Prismatic Compass as a Theodolite
Author(s): Mills, M.T., Ellis, B.M.
Journal Series 5, Number 2, Autumn 1971, page(s) 27-29
Abstract: Describes method of use and subsequent calculations and supersedes simple cave theodolite previously published in December 1970 Journal.
 
Title: Beyond the First Mud Sump, Swildon's Hole
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 2, Autumn 1971, page(s) 30-44
Abstract: SMCC dug at the First Mud Sump, Swildon's Hole from 1965 and their efforts were rewarded in 1971 when they passed the sump.  This report details from initial discovery in January 1953, initial work in 1965, intermittent work 1967-70 and exploration and survey of the 280 ft extension which ended in another sump.
 
Title: Recent Developments In The Swildon's Hole Streamway
Author(s): Woodward, B.
Journal Series 5, Number 2, Autumn 1971, page(s) 45-48
Abstract: A review of recent work in the Swildon's Hole streamway with surveys of the Sump 6, Sump 7 and the attempt at Sump 12 bypasses.
 
Title: Non-lava Caves In Iceland
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 3, Spring 1972, page(s) 51-56
Abstract: Details from literary sources mention of ice caves and englacial tunnels and the location of six sites is indicated on the map.
 
Title: Cueva de Liordes, Picos de Europa, North Spain
Author(s): Woodward, B.
Journal Series 5, Number 3, Spring 1972, page(s) 56-62
Abstract: A report on the 1971 Wessex Cave Club expedition to the Picos de Europa in Spain. Cueva de Liordes was explored via 10 ladder pitches and surveyed to a depth of -700 ft and with three strongly draughting passages still to be pursued.
 
Title: A Preliminary Investigation of Vidgelmir Lava Cave, Mid-west Iceland: A Case for Cave Conservation
Author(s): Mills, M.T., Wood, C.
Journal Series 5, Number 4, Autumn/Winter 1972, page(s) 3-17
Abstract: Vidgelmir was surveyed by the SMCC in August 1972 on the Hallmurdarhraun, Iceland.  This is a detailed report including earlier accounts, survey, geology, general form, ice cave, lava decorations and case for conservation. 1585 m long.
 
Title: A Preliminary Exploration and Survey of a Snow/Ice Cave: Kerlingjarfjoll, West-central Iceland
Author(s): Prior, T.A.
Journal Series 5, Number 4, Winter 1972, page(s) 18-20
Abstract: Discovery, exploration and survey of a 100m glacier cave in 1972 on the Kerlingjarfjoll glacier in Iceland.
 
Title: A Preliminary Exploration and Survey of Grettishellir Lava Cave, West-central Iceland
Author(s): Prior, T.A.
Journal Series 5, Number 4, Winter 1972, page(s) 21-23
Abstract: An account of the location, exploration and survey in 1972 of the 400m long Grettishellir on the Kjalhraun in Iceland.
 
Title: The Bampfyld Copper Mines
Author(s): Hayman, T.B.
Journal Series 5, Number 4, Winter 1972, page(s) 24-25
Abstract: A description of these mines, four shafts, two descended, three miles north of  North Moulton, Devon.
 
Title: A Survey of Dallimore's Cave, Central Mendip
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 4, Winter 1972, page(s) 26-28
Abstract: Detailed written account of the 4 trips in 1972 to survey this 720 ft long, 93 ft deep, system.
 
Title: Book Review: The Ulysses Factor
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 4, Winter 1972, page(s) 29
Abstract: A review of Anderson's 1970 book 'The Ulysses Factor'.
 
Title: The Subterranean Wonders of Tunisia: A Brief Index & Bibliography
Author(s): Mansfield, K., Mansfield, R.
Journal Series 5, Number 5, Spring 1973, page(s) 3-9
Abstract: Tunisia; bibliography; 23 known sites cross indexed to 56 references
 
Title: Caving In Canada
Author(s): Woodward, B.
Journal Series 5, Number 5, Spring 1973, page(s) 10-15
Abstract: Details a frustrated trip to Nakimu Cave, and Arctomys Cave pushed to a depth of -970 ft and still going.  Trips to Gargantua, Mendips Cave and Yorkshire Pot.
 
Title: Additional Bibliography on Lava Tube Caves (2)
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 5, Spring 1973, page(s) 16-26
Abstract: Lava tubes; bibliography with 137  references abstracted with location and subject index.
 
Title: F.D.S. Series, Tatham Wife Hole, Yorkshire
Author(s): Woodward, B.
Journal Series 5, Number 5, Spring 1973, page(s) 27-29
Abstract: Recounts passing the 150 ft terminal sump to discover after 400 ft of passage another Freeze Dried sump beyond.
 
Title: Cueva del Viento Confirmed to be the Longest Known Lava Tube Cave in the World
Author(s): Wood, C.
Journal Series 5, Number 6, Autumn 1973, page(s) 3-7
Abstract: Discussion on the various competing claims for the longest known lava tube cave in the world
 
Title: A Recently Successful Investigation of the Cueva del Viento: The World's Longest Lava Tube Cave
Author(s): Wood, C.
Journal Series 5, Number 6, Autumn 1973, page(s) 8-12
Abstract: First hand account of the location, exploration, extension and surveying to length 7690m.
 
Title: Eisen Hill Mine
Author(s): Hayman, T.B.
Journal Series 5, Number 6, Autumn 1973, page(s) 13-15
Abstract: Description with survey of this mine in the Quarme Valley, Wheddon Cross, Somerset
 
Title: Additional Bibliography on Lava Tube Caves (3)
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 6, Autumn 1973, page(s) 16-22
Abstract: Lava tubes; bibliography; further 80 references abstracted with location and subject index.
 
Title: Report of a survey of Cnoc Nam Uamh, Traligill, Sutherland
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 7, Spring 1974, page(s) 3-9
Abstract: Detailed written account of early  history and previous surveys and the nine trips 1972/3 to produce a CRG grade 5D survey of this 4000 ft long, 275 ft deep system.
 
Title: Beechbarrow Chamber, Cnoc Nam Uamh, Sutherland
Author(s): Jeffreys, A.L.
Journal Series 5, Number 7, Spring 1974, page(s) 10-11
Abstract: Details 17m extension opened up following the recent detailed SMCC survey of the system.
 
Title: A Note on a Subsidence near Abbey Farm, Charterhouse
Author(s): Mehew, R.D.
Journal Series 5, Number 7, Spring 1974, page(s) 12
Abstract: Account of 13.8mdeep field collapse that was found 12 November 1970.
 
Title: The Carrying Sheet
Author(s): Mehew, R.D.
Journal Series 5, Number 7, Spring 1974, page(s) 13-17
Abstract: Describes its design and use on Mendip for cave rescue use, and an advanced design is presented.
 
Title: Abandon Hope, Swildon's Hole, a survey
Author(s): Mehew, R.D.
Journal Series 5, Number 7, Spring 1974, page(s) 18-19
Abstract: Details CRG Grade 5 survey undertaken of the whole Abandon Hope series, totalling 390 ft (118.8m) including recent extension of 224 ft (68.6m).
 
Title: Arctomys Cave:  A New Anglo-American Depth Record [reprinted from Canadian Caver]
Author(s): Tracey, G.
Journal Series 5, Number 8, Autumn 1974, page(s) 3-8
Abstract: An account (taken from Canadian Caver) of the exploration beyond the waterfall at a depth of -971 ft which stopped exploration in 1972, to a sump at -1715 ft.
 
Title: Arctomys Cave: Completing the Arctomys Survey
Author(s): Lord, P
Journal Series 5, Number 8, Autumn 1974, page(s) 9-11
Abstract: Detailed account of getting to Arctomys Cave, four other entrances investigated including Marcupine Pot. (survey)
 
Title: Three Caves near Malaga, Southern Spain
Author(s): Mansfield , K.
Journal Series 5, Number 8, Autumn 1974, page(s) 12-19
Abstract: Account of visits to two show caves, Cueva de Nerja (survey), Cueva de la Pileta (survey) and Cueva Hundidero-Gato at Ronda.  Bibliography of 40 references
 
Title: Book Review: Caves
Author(s): Craig, R.D.
Journal Series 5, Number 8, Autumn 1974, page(s) 20-21
Abstract: Book Review
 
Title: The Subterranean Wonders of the Canary Islands
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 9, Spring 1975, page(s) 3-17
Abstract: Details island by island 78 known sites which are indicated on a map and caves indexed to 81 references
 
Title: Book Review: American Caves and Caving
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 9, Spring 1975, page(s) 18-20
Abstract: Book Review
 
Title: Preliminary Investigation of the Lava Caves of the Gullborgahraun, West Iceland
Author(s): Wood, C., Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 9, Spring 1975, page(s) 21-34
Abstract: Part A: A Report of the Survey by M T Mills; Part B: Interim Geological Report by Christopher Wood.  Detailed account of the exploration of a group of 4 lava caves, Borgarhellir (670m long), Vegghellir (320m long), Prihellir (365m long) and Ishellir (120m long), the survey, geological setting, character of the Gullborgahraun, internal lava structure, an explanation of the lava structures and the origin of the caves.
 
Title: Understanding a Cave Survey
Author(s): Ellis, B.M.
Journal Series 5, Number 10, Autumn 1975, page(s) 3-16
Abstract: A paper on how to interpret the result of a cave survey.  One of the ultimate aims of surveyors must be to present surveys that are self-explanatory.  Includes probable accuracy of the BCRA grades, sloping distance indicated as horizontal distance, projected and extended elevations, cross-sections, true north, grid north and magnetic north.
 
Title: A Survey of Hunters' Hole, Central Mendip
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 10, Autumn 1975, page(s) 17-22
Abstract: Detailed account of previous surveys and the four trips in 1974/5 to produce CRG Grade 5D survey of this 685 ft (210m) long and 172 ft (52.5m) deep cave.
 
Title: The "Man-Trap" Dig, St. Cuthbert's II
Author(s): Mills, M.T.
Journal Series 5, Number 10, Autumn 1975, page(s) 23-26
Abstract: Records how by constructing a timber aqueduct in an active streamway it was possible to dig in the dry 15-16 feet beneath the streamway.