• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Abstract - Cavern Formation in the Black Hills of South Dakota, With Special Reference to Jewel Cave

Deal, Dwight. 1962. Cavern Formation in the Black Hills of South Dakota, With Special Reference to Jewel Cave. National Speleological Society News 17. p. 117-120.

Abstract

The caves and cavernous rocks of the Black Hills of South Dakota have a more complex geologic history than any other caves or cave region known to the author. Although the majority of the field work for this paper was done in Jewel Cave, all the other developed caves in the region were visited. It is thought that the conclusions reached are regionally This report documents the sequence of events affecting the development of caves in the Black Hills.

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Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.