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Ice Age cave network found beneath Montreal

Posted on Wednesday, 6 December, 2017 | Comment icon 4 comments

Montreal is built on top of a network of Ice Age caverns. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 abdallahh
Two cave experts have discovered a hidden network of caves underneath the busy streets of the city.
Even though caves were first discovered under the streets of Montreal over 200 years ago, it turns out that there is still much to learn about these mysterious subterranean caverns.

Most recently, cave experts Daniel Caron and Luc Le Blanc have revealed the discovery of an entirely new cave system accessible via a narrow opening situated at the back of one of the caves.

The discovery was actually made two years ago, but because of the solid limestone walls of the cave it took until October of this year to make a hole large enough to enable exploration.

The passage they discovered, which is resplendent with stalagmites and stalactites, is thought to extend somewhere around 700ft and is partially filled up with water.

The pair are hoping to explore the cave system further once the water eventually subsides.

Source: National Geographic | Comments (4)

Tags: Montreal, Caves

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by DebDandelion on 4 December, 2017, 3:13
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword on 6 December, 2017, 19:31
That is cool. I don't think caving is for me. Maybe in the desert but all the caves I've been in have been wet and terrible.
Comment icon #3 Posted by qxcontinuum on 7 December, 2017, 4:35
Qc's language police has announced that earliest writings by the cavemen were in French,which proves the fact that qc is an independent nation
Comment icon #4 Posted by pallidin on 7 December, 2017, 18:43
Anyone else think "surface sinkhole danger"?

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