New cave discovered in Sequoia National Park

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New cave discovered in Sequoia National Park

Postby Wayne Harrison » May 18, 2007 8:15 am

What’s described as “a significant new cave” has been discovered within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the Central Valley.

The discovery was made in August 2006 by four researchers affiliated with the Cave Research Foundation but made public only this week by the National Park Service.

The cave has been named Ursa Minor for the Little Dipper constellation.

The cave features large passages and rooms – many of which are more than 50 feet wide – and beautiful cave formations, the NPS says. These include long and graceful cave curtains, fragile soda straws up to 6 feet in length, and large areas of multicolored flowstones.

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Full story:
http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.c ... 1/?ID=5178
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Postby Caverdale » May 18, 2007 9:52 am

Wasn't this story about Ursa Minor's discovery posted last September?
http://forums.caves.org/viewtopic.php?t ... ursa+minor
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Postby Wayne Harrison » May 18, 2007 9:55 am

Yeah but for some reason the article says it was "made public only this week by the National Park Service."

Great photos in the article, though.
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Postby Steven Johnson » May 21, 2007 12:36 pm

Well, it was front page news in the San Francisco Chronicle back in September, which I'd say is pretty much "made public"...

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... LBKUH1.DTL
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