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Two lakes were discovered on an annual four-day volunteer exploration of Jewel Cave.
Two lakes were discovered on an annual four-day volunteer exploration of Jewel Cave.
Dave Bunnell
January 18, 2017

New Discoveries Made At Jewel Cave

Two new lakes and 9,777 feet of new passages were recently discovered by volunteers at Jewel Cave National Monument, reports KOTA News. Water comprises only one percent of the known portions of the cave.

The recent discoveries were made on an annual four-day volunteer exploration. Volunteers also explored to new depths in the cave, spelunking to the cave’s newest low spot at 814.3 feet below the highest point of the cave.

To learn more about Jewel Cave, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archives

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