Wind Cave Room - Calcite Lake
This lake, discovered by Herb Conn and Dave Schnute on December 18, 1968, was originally simply called the "Lake" by these explorers. It is known for its abundance of calcite rafts ("calcite ice") which precipitate on its surface. This was the first large lake discovered in the cave.
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Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...