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Offline andybrooks

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Montreal glacial caves?
« on: December 05, 2017, 02:27:26 am »
Does this sound credible?  Fissures opened with matching walls, yet a flat roof?

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/cave-discovery-montreal-st-leonard-ice-age-spd/

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Re: Montreal glacial caves?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 08:59:45 am »
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Re: Montreal glacial caves?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 05:13:50 pm »
That's an amazing find.

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https://www.msn.com/en-gb/travel/news/massive-chamber-like-cavern-formed-during-ice-age-discovered-by-amateur-explorers/ar-BBGhO1J?li=AAnZ9Ug

Two amateur cavers discovered a massive Ice Age cavern entrance beneath the city of Montreal that is so sprawling it even contains an ancient underground lake.

Cavers Luc Le Blanc and his friend Daniel Caron, who have been exploring underground caves in the Montreal areas as a hobby for years, were stunned after they knocked through limestone discovered a massive chamber. The entrance to the cave, which is underneath Parc Pie XIII, near Highway 40, connects to Montreal’s Saint-Leonard Cavern.

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Quite stunning.

I liked this quote

"This is a major discovery we made. This doesn't happen many times in a lifetime," said Luc Le Blanc, who found the passageway along with his friend Daniel Caron.

I wish.

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Re: Montreal glacial caves?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 10:10:53 pm »
I've not heard of this type of cave formation before and would be interested what  the geologists and geomorphologists who post here have to say. Are you there Dr Andy?

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and they were amateurs as well!!

Unlike all the normal caves that are found by professional cave hunters

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By claiming to be an Amateur you avoid having to pay Tax ! ;D

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Umm. What is a " Chamber like Cavern " Is it different from a " Cavern like Chamber". More to the point is it bigger than The Frozen Deep , Britain's biggest chamber by floor area.  ::)  Sadly no scale in the image. ( Unless he is a tiny dot somewhere . )

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Re: Montreal glacial caves?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 11:24:19 am »
Glad I have found that out at last.



  "According to the Quebec Speleological Society, to which both men belong, a centimeter of stalagmite takes about a thousand years to grow."


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I'd guess that chamber is about 40m to the far side from the camera?

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Can the Ed. move this thread (or combine it) as this topic/subject already exists as

Montreal glacial caves?
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Global Moderator Comment  Topics merged. I hope it makes sense!
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 02:29:56 pm by Rhys, Reason: topic merging »

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Umm. What is a " Chamber like Cavern " Is it different from a " Cavern like Chamber". More to the point is it bigger than The Frozen Deep , Britain's biggest chamber by floor area.  ::)  Sadly no scale in the image. ( Unless he is a tiny dot somewhere . )
Having studied the available photos a bit more, I'm pretty certain it's, in fact, a chamber-like chamber.
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