12/8/17 - Onyx Cave Guided Tour - Cave City, KY
I went on a mini vacation last week and this is one of the places I went to. Fortunately, video recording was allowed and I arrived there a few minutes before the tour group went inside.
58X58 Mammoth Cave: Day One- Great Onyx Cave
58X58 takes on Mammoth Cave:
Crawling deep into Great Onyx Cave, our adventurous pair, joined by their two companions, venture to the underground heart of this mysterious park.
Coming soon- Day Two: Canoeing the Green River
R.E.Call (1897) Map of the Mammoth Cave by Image extracted from page 153 of The Mammoth Cave of Kentucky. An illustrated manual, etc …, by HOVEY, Horace Carter - and CALL (Richard Ellsworth). Original held and digitised by the British Library. Copied from Flickr.Note: The colours, contrast and appearance of these illustrations are unlikely to be true to life. They are derived from scanned images that have been enhanced for machine interpretation and have been altered from their originals.This file is from the Mechanical Curator collection, a set of over 1 million images scanned from out-of-copyright books and released to Flickr Commons by the British Library.View image on Flickr View all images from book View catalogue entry for book.English | Français | +/−. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons -
Bridal Altar, Great Onyx Cave, KY.
File name: 06_10_013955a
Title: Bridal Altar, Great Onyx Cave, KY.
Date issued: 1930 - 1945 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 print (postcard) : linen texture, color ; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
Notes: Title from item.
Collection: The Tichnor Brothers Collection
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: No known restrictions
English: Near the entrance of Great Onyx Cave. 1925. Great Onyx Cave is located in Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky.
United States Geological Survey Photographic Library 
United States Geological Survey W. T. Lee
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@ Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Kentucky Down Under..... Episode 021
Vlog Fallowing the Adventures of a Truck Driver and his Dog as they travel across America Discovering everything it has to offer...
In this Episode of Truck Route Detour we visit
Kentucky Down Under
Kentucky Down Under is an Australia-themed animal park located in Horse Cave, Kentucky, United States. In 1990, the park was opened by Bill and Judy Austin to the public. Bill Austin was manager of Mammoth Onyx Cave, which his grandfather had purchased in the 1920s. Peacocks and other small animals had been added to the park for visitors to enjoy on the surface in-between cave tours. A herd of American bison was added in the 1970s, followed by the Australian animals in 1990, and the park renamed to Kentucky Down Under
Address: 3700 L And N Turnpike Road, Horse Cave, KY 42749
Phone: (270) 786-1010
Cave City, Kentucky The gateway to Mammoth Cave National Park 4
Campground fly over: Diamond Caverns RV Resort, Cave City Kentucky
This campground flyover is from Diamond Caves RV resort just outside of Cave City Kentucky. Its within Mammoth Caves National Park, and a short drive to the caves themselves.
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Part of Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo is Mammoth Onyx Cave, discovered by a young girl, Martha Woodson, in 1799. Mammoth Onyx Cave is located in the middle of the best-known cave region of the United States.
The slow process of forming caves in soluble rock, which is what defines karst land, begins with rain. As rain falls, it absorbs a small amount of carbon dioxide, and gathers more from decaying vegetation as it moves through the soil, becoming a weak carbonic acid solution - like fizz in a Coke. As the solution seeps through cracks and crevices, it dissolves soluble rock and forms cavities and channels -- cave passages.
Although caves are formed in a variety of ways, in the case of Mammoth Onyx Cave, the acid seeps through limestone, dissolving away calcium carbonate. This, in turn, drips into the cave where the carbon dioxide is given off. Water will no longer carry the minerals, so they are deposited in the form of tiny crystals -- calcite, or cave onyx.
As watery drops hang from the ceiling, calcite is slowly deposited and a stalactite is formed, though it takes about 120 years for a cubic inch to grow. When a mineral-rich water droplet falls to the cave floor, a stalagmite builds up. Beads of moisture can also deposit onyx on cave walls in knobby clusters called cave coral. And water flowing slowly down cave walls or across inclines forms sculpture-smooth onyx called flowstone. Sinkholes occur when the acid solution has dissolved out a drainage network in the rock through which large quantities of water can travel underground, eroding away support for the ground surface.
Mammoth Onyx Cave is highly decorated with a wide array of cave formations. These include abundant stalactites, stalagmites, columns, draperies (including serrated draperies), flowstone, rimstone dams, and abundant and diverse types of cave coral.
Mammoth Onyx Cave, in contrast to other local caves, is a very active cave where most of the formations are wet and still depositing. In several places flowstone deposition has covered portions of the trail. The cave formations are unbroken and in excellent conditions throughout most of the cave.
Wigwam Village #2 - Cave City Kentucky
The Wigwam Village Inn #2 began as a dream of Frank A. Redford in the early 1900s. Frank’s inspirations in this dream were a popular ice cream shop shaped like an upside down cone and authentic teepees he’d seen on a Sioux reservation in South Dakota. His dream became reality in 1935 when construction on Wigwam Village #1 was completed in Horse Cave, Kentucky. Realizing he’d hit upon a popular idea, Frank patented the design with the US patent office in 1936.
Wigwam Village Inn #2 was completed in 1937 in Cave City, and five more were built over time in Alabama, Florida, New Orleans, California, and Arizona. From the beginning, the Wigwam Villages were gathering places with an atmosphere of old-time neighborliness. The community area at the center of the circle of wigwams seemed to invite people to come and talk. Nowadays, our playground at the center of the teepees invites young folks to play and our new 16'x16' Misting Deck is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day - regardless of your age! Of the seven original Wigwam Villages, only three remain: #2 in Cave City, Kentucky, #6 in Holbrook, Arizona. and #7 in Riallto, California.
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Saltpeter Cave Crawling Tour Carter Caves KY
Highlights from the saltpeter cave crawling tour at Carter caves state park Ky June 2015. The actual tour took about 3 hours. These are the highlights. I have taken out some rest breaks, discussions about cave formations and some time while I was taking still pictures with the same camera. Our guide Rachel was awesome. An excellent mix of knowledgeable and entertaining, while also being very motivating when we needed that extra push to get through a tight spot. Highly recommend this tour. It is a little different than most caves in that it is almost completely dry. A welcome difference to being in waist high water the day before. :)
Frozen Niagara Cave At Mammoth Cave
This is our short tour of Mammoth Cave. We toured a bit of the grounds and saw Frozen Niagara cave. Very short, but interesting. I hope you will watch and like it.
What's under Kentucky and Tennessee? // Mammoth Cave || Crystal Onyx || Lost Sea Adventure
(It has been a bit hectic, but better late than never, eh?)
Did you know beneath the surface of Kentucky is the largest cave system in the world? This week involved wandering around the caves of Kentucky and Tennessee along with more friend visits! These caves are all absolutely worth seeing. Each tour is quite different from the other and each cave has its own unique geology. I recommend them all!
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In the Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo there is a very small cave to delve into. Formerly known as Mammoth Onyx Cave it is now just called Kentucky Cavern. (Onyx was cooler IMO.)
The lightning and camera angles are not the best in this video, but I hope you enjoy this little adventure.
Located in Horse Cave, Kentucky USA
Repelling, Caves, Family and Fun in Kentucky
A wonderful weekend with the Percival Family at Jellystone in Cave City, KY. Shared laughs, hugs, playtime and more. Went Repelling and walked through caves. A great escape from the city and an awesome time with Jason and his family.
Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum
Our visit to the Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum. My battery went dead on my camera so I had to switch to my smartphone, however, I do believe I was able to video all the animals. There is also a huge butterfly collection that is pretty impressive. Don't forget to subscribe! #JCRamz #MammothCave #WildlifeMuseum
Mammoth Cave National Park | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article:
Mammoth Cave National Park
00:01:08 1 Limestone labyrinth
00:04:06 2 Visiting
00:05:08 3 History
00:05:17 3.1 Prehistory
00:08:29 3.2 Earliest written history
00:11:05 3.3 19th century
00:15:32 3.4 Early 20th century: The Kentucky Cave Wars
00:20:02 3.5 The national park movement (1926–1941)
00:22:01 3.6 Birth of the national park (1941)
00:22:45 3.7 The longest cave (1954–1972)
00:25:54 3.8 Flint–Mammoth connection (1972)
00:27:55 3.9 Recent discoveries
00:30:02 3.9.1 Related and nearby caves
00:31:05 4 Biology and ecosystem
00:32:47 5 Name
00:33:18 6 Cultural references
00:35:37 7 Park superintendents
00:35:49 8 See also
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Mammoth Cave National Park is an American national park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world. Since the 1972 unification of Mammoth Cave with the even-longer system under Flint Ridge to the north, the official name of the system has been the Mammoth–Flint Ridge Cave System. The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941, a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990.
The park's 52,830 acres (21,380 ha) are located primarily in Edmonson County, with small areas extending eastward into Hart and Barren counties. The Green River runs through the park, with a tributary called the Nolin River feeding into the Green just inside the park. Mammoth Cave is the world's longest known cave system with more than 400 miles (640 km) of surveyed passageways, which is nearly twice as long as the second-longest cave system, Mexico's Sac Actun underwater cave.
Big Hill (KY) geology and fossil expedition 11-2-2019
Kentucky Academy of Science Saturday afternoon activity:
Quartz infilling identified by Dr. Frank Ettensohn, expedition host
Stylolites identified by Dr. Frank Ettensohn
Archimedes bryozoan identified by Mr. Daniel J. Phelps
Mr. Phelps describes crinoid, brachiopod (Composita) and modern isopods=pill bugs or rolly pollies
Crinoid stem columnals described by Darrell Barnes in rock detritus collection site (Mark Montgomery interacts)
Dr. Frank Ettensohn identifies the spine of a crinoid
by Darrell Barnes
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