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'Awe-inspiring' cave discovered in Canada's wilderness

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46432350

'Awe-inspiring' cave discovered in Canada's wilderness

A massive unexplored cave of "national significance" has been discovered in the Canadian wilderness.

It was spotted in April by a government survey team counting the caribou population in the remote Wells Gray Provincial Park, in British Columbia.

A group of cave specialists and geologists took a closer look at the discovery in September.

They said the cave "promises a dramatic new chapter in the story of Canadian cave exploration".
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Now Canada has more to offer than just beer, pot & cold weather. I'll bet the tourism folks are already buying up land to build resort hotels near this cave.
 
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I dunno about having a hole in one's hat. Might need to fill that up.
 

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I read somewhere that most of the world's caves are yet to be discovered...

Would be fascinating if there were any prehistoric human or animal remains found. However as deep and steep walled as this cave seems to be it probably wasn't used as a place of refuge. Probably too new also.
 

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I read somewhere that most of the world's caves are yet to be discovered...

Would be fascinating if there were any prehistoric human or animal remains found. However as deep and steep walled as this cave seems to be it probably wasn't used as a place of refuge. Probably too new also.

I think you're right about in being new. Something this big would have been noticed before now in surveys & aerial photographic mapping. Especially since it's located in a park.
 
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Click on that link for an overhead shot. Or use The Google. Nothing hides from The Google.
Only 2 images on google and in yiur link unfortunately.

It would be real cool if they did an expedition all the way into the cave and made a documentary out of it
 

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I read somewhere that most of the world's caves are yet to be discovered...

Would be fascinating if there were any prehistoric human or animal remains found. However as deep and steep walled as this cave seems to be it probably wasn't used as a place of refuge. Probably too new also.

The intriguing thing about this cave is the little river that runs into it. There must be another cave where that water comes out perhaps.
 

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I think you're right about in being new. Something this big would have been noticed before now in surveys & aerial photographic mapping. Especially since it's located in a park.

Actually I was referring to "new" in the sense that it probably wasn't accessible prehistorically as it would have still been covered in ice and snow long after the ice age farther south had receded due to how far north it is.
 

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No pics??


At the link.

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