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Geomorphology and sediments of Aillwee cave, Co. Clare, Ireland (UBSS Proceedings v.15(3))

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Cohen,J.M., and Drew,D.P., 1980. Geomorphology and sediments of Aillwee cave, Co. Clare, Ireland. UBSS Proceedings, 15(3) , pp 227-240 Download PDF.

Abstract: Aillwee Cave, now over 1 km in length, is the most extensive cave thus far discovered on the high Burren. The cave is developed along a clay wayboard in the middle Asbian limestones and consists of a phreatic roof tube with a deep vadose trench below. Extensive rock fall and subsequent fluvial deposition occurred late in the history of the cave and the system is now almost fossil.

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