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The Rivers, Mountains & Sea Coasts of Yorkshire (1853)
« on: September 21, 2021, 09:13:00 am »
Yordas Cave - "It's narrow opening in the limestone rock is closed by a door - a precaution not to be censured, by those who know what wanton destruction has been caused to many miracles of nature by her irreverent worshippers... fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, which visitors so often beat to pieces for pleasure!"
https://archive.org/details/riversmountainss00phil/page/26/mode/2up

& turn the page for the caves on Ingleborough. (Ingleborough Cavern is also in intro:
https://archive.org/details/riversmountainss00phil/page/n33/mode/2up )
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Re: The Rivers, Mountains & Sea Coast of Yorkshire (1853)
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 03:42:32 pm »
Zinc, lead & ironstone mining are also mentioned, viz:
"One of the most interesting caves I ever saw was opened in the course of lead-mining at Greenhow Hill. In 1825, when I reached it by a miner's climbing shaft, it had much the appear- ance of a Franconian bear cave, — dust on the floor, stalactites of great size and brilliant beauty everywhere depending from the roof. It was, however, soon robbed of its sparry ornaments by tasteless visitors and greedy miners, and must now be mentioned as one of the lost wonders of Yorkshire."
https://archive.org/details/riversmountainss00phil/page/72/mode/2up

Goyden & Kirkdale appear too.
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Re: The Rivers, Mountains & Sea Coasts of Yorkshire (1853)
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 05:39:57 pm »
Ribble - "Swallow-holes, fantastic little glens and caverns, diversify the aspect of the limestone. Among these may be noticed a long subterranean passage, once ornamented by stalactites, called Catknot Cave, near Gearstones ; Allen or Hellen Pot, near Sel- side — a deep and gloomy Avernus, connected with other remark- able and complicated caverns called Long Churn and Diccan Pot, difficult of access, but rendered interesting by underground falls of water ; Browgill, on the east side of the dale, gives sub-terranean passage to a small rill, and expands into great cavities. To enumerate all the caves and remarkable chasms and hollows in this part of the country would be tedious and unnecessary. The mountains are thoroughly cavernous."
https://archive.org/details/riversmountainss00phil/page/110/mode/2up

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Re: The Rivers, Mountains & Sea Coasts of Yorkshire (1853)
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 11:49:07 am »
Sketch of Weathercote (followed by plan & section of Ingleborugh Cave):
https://archive.org/details/riversmountainss00phil/page/n321/mode/2up

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Re: The Rivers, Mountains & Sea Coasts of Yorkshire (1853)
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2021, 08:15:09 am »
"APPENDIX.
Formation of Stalagmite.
Mr. J. W. Farrer has fulfilled the expectation which is expressed in reference to the growth of the stalagmite in Ingleborough Cave, by collecting three more examples of the water which falls on the ‘ Jockey Cap : —
1. On the 7th Jan. 1852, a pint was filled by the drops in twelve minutes. The rain which fell in five weeks previous amounted to 1*50 inch. The solid matter left on evaporation weighed 3 grains.
2. On 7th April, 1852, a pint was filled by the drops in forty-five minutes. The rain which fell in five weeks previous amounted to O' 13 inch. The solid matter left on evaporation weighed 2 grains.
3. On the 3rd July a pint was filled by the drops in twenty-five minutes. The rain which fell in five weeks previous amounted to 4-46 inches. The solid matter left on evaporation weighed 2.2 grains . — [see] Page 35."
https://archive.org/details/riversmountainss00phil/page/274/mode/2up

 

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