April 8, 2013
A National Park Ranger guiding visitors on a tour of Mammoth Cave. Photo by Daniel Schwen/Wikipedia
Join presenter Art Palmer, one of the most respected scientists in the field of speleology and author of the book Cave Geology, as he explains how most of the largest American caves are found in the same limestone layer, a deposit that covers most of the country.
Curiously, despite being part of the same layer, different variations in geology have resulted in very different caves. These differences can be explained with a few observations — some simple, and some quite complex.
To find out more about this “Caver’s Haven”, mark this webinar on your calendar.
This free event runs from 8:00 to 9:00pm CST (7:00pm MST/6:00pm PST) on Monday, April 29th, 2013.
Registration is open, and as usual, space is limited, so reserve your spot now.
Also be sure to join 10 minutes early on the day of the presentation to assure your spot.
With the proposed opening date looming, folks at Indiana Caverns are working hard to complete the new tourist attraction.
Since the end of May 2012, NSS cavers Gary Roberson, Terry (Dog) Crayden and Rand Heazlitt have been busy developing a small portion of the Indiana’s Binkley Cave system, the 11th longest cave in the U.S., as a new show cave, Indiana Caverns.
Once complete, the tour will include a walking section as well as a boat ride, with about half of the 600 meter (2,000 foot) lighted section accessible on the water.
Unfortunately, soon after the spot aired a thief broke into the cave and stole expensive equipment including a large welder, a barrel fan and thousands of feet of welding cable.
Despite the setback, which is expected to halt construction for a week, developers are still hoping to get the cave open in May.
Additionally, anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact Indiana State Police.
Developers “shed light” on Harrison Co. cave & Authorities say thieves have struck at Indiana Caverns [WDRB via Rob Houchens]