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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room Names - Q

Room

Date

Named By

Explanation

Quagmire Constriction

08/03/2004

Chris Amidon, Meredith Dreyer, Valoree Varick

A tight paleo fill constriction
Quasimottos Chamber

01/22/1987

Joe Austin, Chris Gerow, Rich Brame A 30-foot high dome that the explorers had to crawl to get to.
Queen of Shebas Head Dress

Named for the abundance of flatly bedded boxwork in this room that has the appearance of drawing tables.
Queens Drawing Room

<1901

A room where boxwork is found on all the walls, which resembles tapestries and draperies, some as deep as two feet.
Quick Discovery

08/07/2007

Chris Amidon, Abby Tobin, Scott Babinowich, Kristen Schulte The surveyors named this because this lead quickly opened into walking passage after only a couple shots.
Quicksand Causeway

08/03/2004

Chris Amidon, Meredith Dreyer, Valoree Varick A crawlway partially filled with crumbly paleofill.
Quicksilver Pit

08/21/2001

Rod Horrocks, Ajax Dalman, Alexis Kumfer, Michael Landrum A 20-foot deep pit in an area that has beads of water on the walls that have a silvery sheen to them. There are also filamental threads with rows of water drops on them, much like strings of beads.
Quiet City

08/03/2004

Chris Amidon, Meredith Dreyer, Valoree Varick Named after Aaron Copland's symphony called Quiet City and because the named seemed appropriate to the surveyors.
Quiet Desperation

08/07/2007

Chris Amidon, Abby Tobin, Scott Babinowich, Kristen Schulte It was only realized that this passage was way too small for two people after two people from the survey crew had squooze into this dead-end crawl. It took some tricky manuvering to get back out.

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