10 Cool Facts About Caves (That Arenן¿½t Obvious)

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Caves are amazing. There is something so mesmerizing about caves that even if you arenג€™t an explorer by nature, you canג€™t help but feel intrigued. They have their own unique qualities that other types of landscapes donג€™t have, and it is no wonder why. Here are some cool facts about caves that even the most normal people know about them.

What are some random facts about caves?

Caves are found in a variety of places around the world. They can be found in every continent except for Antarctica, though.
Caves look different based on the material that is inside them. Depending on the temperature, the cave will be made of mud, ice, sand, or rock.
The average depth of most caves is over 1000 feet deep.
Some large rocks have a circumference larger than any mountain!
Over 100 million years ago, rocks were pushed over 2 miles into the Earth’s crust which created some amazing formations: towers, domes, and arches.

What are 3 interesting facts about caves?

1. Caves are one of the oldest living places on earth, with evidence that they have been around for 200 million years.
2. There are more than 1 billion caves in the world, and only 10 percent of them have been explored.
3. The largest cave in the world is Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, which has a length of 717 miles and is about 50 miles wide at its widest point. This makes it about as long as a football field is wide, or nearly twice the distance between New York City to Miami Beach.

What are some kid facts about caves?

Caves are cool because they can have stalactites and stalagmites. If you look closely, you will find that these formations are made from a mineral called calcite. These crystals are formed by water dripping on the cave walls, and it takes thousands of years for them to grow to their enormous heights.
Another cool thing about caves is that they can contain fossils. Imagine finding a dinosaur bone in your backyard! On top of all of that, caves provide shelter for animals in the wild, like bats and insects.
You might not be able to see the ground at some points in a cave because it is covered in thick layers of dust, or mud when it rains. The design of many caves even goes back millions of years before humans existed on Earth.

What are the 5 types of caves?

Caves can be categorized into five different groups. These groups are based on the shape of the cave, the size of the cave, and the location where it is located.
1) Caves that are round are called “round-caves.”
2) Caves that are long, skinny areas are called “lan dscape caves.”
3) Caves that have a single opening and extend out from a surface or cliff are called “shelter-caves.”
4) Caves with multiple openings where there may or may not be a connection between them are called “networked caves.”
5) Caves that have no known natural entrance but were built by humans for specific purposes, such as mines or quarries, are called “artificial caves.”

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Beth Kent

Beth Kent

Hi, Welcome to my caving world!
I've been caving for the past 23 years, and through these years, I have learned so much about caving life and its techniques. I genuinely believe that caving is one of the most fascinating activities out there, and if you haven't tried it yet, you should!

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The exploration of natural or artificial caverns from casual trips to caves with well-established trails to expeditions into remote and largely unexplored caverns is a great passion for me for the past 15 years. Sharing it here with you is my new hobby so I hope  you enjoy :)

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