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    Jewel Cave

    National Monument South Dakota

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  • Caution - Roadwork on Highway 16 - Expect Delays

    Construction projects both along highway 16 and the Jewel Cave parking lot are planned during this summer season. The visitor center will be open daily, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tours are scheduled throughout the day. No reservations for cave tours. More »

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Jewel Cave Today, 9/28/2006, (Duration 11:24)

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.

 

Videos:

Cave Explorers Describe Exploration at Jewel Cave (30 MB .AVI, 6:47)

Interview with cavers who recently spent four days underground and explored passages near the end of the cave.

Did You Know?

Cavers at camp site deep in Jewel Cave/NPS file photo

From the elevator entrance, it takes over 11 hours for explorers to reach unexplored sections at the end of Jewel Cave. Some survey trips require cavers to remain underground for up to 4 days.