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Sink hole reveals beautiful cave

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Linda, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Linda

    Linda Sweetheart of the Rodeo Staff Member Global Moderator Administrator Board Moderator

    The local news reported on a newly found cave a little north of us. A hole opened up in a neighborhood street and showed a spectacular cave. This area has a lot of limestone, which produces many karst formations. So, there are quite a few caves around.

    One of the big ones, Inner Space Caverns, on IH 35 near Georgetown was discovered when the highway was being expanded. They were drilling to check on the subsurface, and the drill bit just fell away. If you visit the caverns, you can see the place where the drill went through. (They changed the route of the expansion.)

    The article has several photos, which show both interior and street views. It looks like some houses are right on top of the cave. Wonder what that is like?!?

    http://kxan.com/2018/02/09/photos-4...il&utm_term=0_5f67ac3218-0275842de7-190177569
     
    • That's really cool! That's really cool! x 2
    • That's very magical. That's very magical. x 1
  2. Lila

    Lila Boundless Creation Staff Member Global Moderator Board Moderator

    Beautiful and cool in an 'Oh, Shoot!' kind of way.
    Just goes to show you never know what's under your feet.
    In the pictures you can see plenty of roadway collapse along the line of the cavern underneath. There goes the neighbourhood:rolleyes: (and the neighbourhood housing prices).

    I guess nobody dug any foundations for those houses? At least not very deep?
     
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