Cavers Discover Entrance Using an Infrared Camera

As part of a project between the West Virginia Association for Cave Studies and Ohio University, cavers have discovered a new entrance with the help of an infrared camera.

Found in early March 2013 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, the small cave was named after the Tamarisk 320 infrared imaging camera that was used to find it.

The discovery was captured by Neha Gupta, a graduate student at Ohio University, who made and stars in the following video featuring the initial find and subsequent excavation of the entrance to Tamarisk 320 Cave.

Although the passage soon became too low, it continues with good airflow and the floor remains diggable.

[via Gregory S. Springer]

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