Cheddar Caves (sergio buendía y vanessa)

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Geological explanation of Cheddar caves formation

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Cheddar Caves (sergio buendía y vanessa)

  1. 1. Sergio Buendía y Vanessa Galindo
  2. 2. Richard Gough discovered the Cheddar caves between 1827 - 1902
  3. 3. Formerly the caves were underwater and fish lived in them
  4. 4. For a long time the caves were used as mines. Nowadays they are a turist attraction
  5. 5. Cheddar Gorge is situated in the Mendip Hills. Thethroat was formed by floods during the last 1.2 millionyears. Water was forced to flow on the surface carvingthe Gorge.
  6. 6. Every 1,000 years 1 cm of stalactites and stalagmitesgrows. They are formed by Limestone (calcite- CaCO3). Calcite precipites and forms theses structures.
  7. 7. When a stalactite and stalagmite join they form a column
  8. 8. The cheddar cheese is conserved in the caves, becausethere are good temperature and humidity to keep the cheese
  9. 9. The artificial light and precise humidity into the caves make mosses and lichens to grow

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