Caution - Parking Lot at Jewel Cave is under construction
The parking lot project is on schedule for completion this fall. There is limited RV parking. The stairs and wheelchair ramp to the visitor center are also under construction. Signage along a service road will help guide visitors to the visitor center. More »
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Topic: Recent and ongoing barometric wind research at Jewel Cave.
Host: Gary C. Chancey
Guest: Mike Wiles, Chief of Resource Management
What does airflow tell us about Jewel Cave? How can it be used to predict the total volume of the cave? How much of the cave has been discovered so far? Answers to these questions and more can be found in this edition of Jewel Cave Today.
Interview with cavers who recently spent four days underground and explored passages near the end of the cave.
Did You Know?
The “jewels” of Jewel Cave are calcite spar crystals. Calcite, which is about as hard as your fingernail, is too soft to be considered a true jewel.