Greetings bloggers, Some exciting cave related news has just come my way. I immediatly thought to share it with you. Greg Warchol and I have been communicating back and forth over the last few days trying to throw together some sort of reconnisance to the Hell Holes. It is a promising area of karst just north of Napanee. Some time ago I had spoken with the owner of the Hell Holes and he had indicated that he was interested in a cave dig. He remembers seeing a tunnel through a crevice in the bottom of the biggest hole. Today that crack is covered by debris but not forgotten.
It appears that we are to meet with Ron (The Owner)tomorrow morning at 11:30 to discuss the options. Greg will be bringing along some specialist digging equipment and hopefully “Lady luck is on our side”. As Ron said on the phone this morning, “I was thinking of calling some of those, what do you call them, CAVERS, to help us”. I assured him that we were indeed the right people and that my partners were well experienced in similar excavations. Greg is famous for his technical expertise with the microblaster. He has asked me to mention the microblaster site. (www.microblastercanada.ca) Check this out if you are in the least curious as to the nature of microblasting. I should have a picture in the archives from this month that shows the ladder in the largest hell hole. Check the bar to the side of the post, it lists the archives. The digging will take place beneath in a small room to the side of the main crevice. I suspect that a significant amount of water once passed down that hole but tomorrow should confirm or shatter that speculation.
An added bonus to the journey tomorrow is that Brad wilson should be meeting us up there, he is the Owner of “True North Gems” and an avid caver as well. Brad is Canada’s microblasting dealer and also possibly the best gem faceter that I know. I recall buying an especially fine sphene that he had faceted a few years ago and talking with him about his tourmaline claim in the North West Territories. Sphene is the gem form of the mineral titanite, it is usually found as a yellow wedge shaped crystal displaying great fire when properly cut. I am sure he would not object to a blogside interview tomorrow. He is what you might call, the “Rock” in Canada’s “Rock” community.
Please excuse me but I have to run, I start work in two hours and Friday nights are always a funny time. It pays to get there early on Fridays as one never knows how things will play out.