Canadian Cavers explore a tunnel in solid marble
So very unlike the province’s limestone and dolostone – marble has an entirely different feel – wearing differently and looking different. Most immediatly noticeable are the flowing striations – a telltale clue as to the rock’s metamorphic past.
In the above photo Donald of the Niebelungen Caving Club crawls across a broad expanse of worn rock, its surface never having seen the light of day as it is part of an underground river bed. This photo was taken along with the other recent picture of Corneile on one of their caving trips in Northern Ontario.
See another picture of Donald and Corneile on a caving trip that we did in Ontario’s dolostone – a passage that we followed along as it got deeper and finally sumped entirely. (Entry on June 21st 2006)