Texas Almanac, 1961-1962 Page: 63
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TEXAS CAVERNS 63
RED ARROW CAVE, Real County.-The
entrance is located near the top of a hill and
Is a small opening requiring the explorer to
crawl over "snakey-looking" rocks. Its pas-
sages open up to large chambers with several
formations and mud slopes. It is reported that
there is a colony of bats in the anteroom to
the left of the entrance passage.
SPRING CREEK CAVE, Kendall County.-
The entrance is an impressive 30 by 20 foot
opening situated at the bottom of a 100-foot
bluff on Spring Creek. About 75 feet within
the cave, the ceiling dips to 12 feet and water
begins flowing west at an unknown distance.
There is said to be a large room a number
of miles back into the cave with a daylight
opening about 100 feet high in the ceiling.
It is a difficult cave to explore because of
the cold water varying from 20 inches to six
inches below the ceiling in places. No end
of the cave, or even an indication of an end,
has ever been found.
DRAGOOL CAVE, Edwards County.-An ac-
tive and rather decorated cave, it is known
for its contrast in dark and white coloring,
especially the White Waterfall flowstone. It
has two short passages branching from a
large room, the left hand one containing prac-
tically every type of cave speleothem.
O-9 WATER WELL CAVE, Crockett County.
-An extended underground river whose en-
trance is a crack in the flat rock where a
windmill pipe extends downward some 90 feet
to the water. There is much mud, deep pools
and several waterfalls.
KICKAPOO (COLUMN) CAVE and GREEN
CAVE, Edwards County.-Two rather large
chambered caves on the Edwards-Kinney
County line. Both contain some of the largest
stalagmites found in any cave in the state.
BORDER CAVE, Culberson County.-A gyp-
sum cave not very well known located just
inside the Texas-New Mexico line. It is un-
usual for its scoured walls, lack of the usual
cave formations, gyp ice, rippled and lami-
nated walls and seemingly bottomless emerald
MARATHON CAVE, Brewster County.-The
only cave of any size so far found in the
Permian Glass Mountains. Not fully explored,
it is said to be over 400 feet in depth with
many passages branching outward.
H. T. MIERS CAVE, Val Verde County.-
The first portion of the cave is a vertical pas-
sage and is composed of a series of drops
totalling some 300 feet. Some of the drops
are as much as 70 feet. The lower cave is
horizontal and is divided into several branch-
ing passages with a combined length of 1,000
feet. One passage is unexplored. A dangerous
cave, it is located in a creek bed. Sticks and
flood debris were reported lodged 100 feet
from the floor in the big room.
RAMBIE'S CAVE, Uvalde County.-The en-
trance to this medium-sized cave is in a small
sink in the middle of a cleared field. This in-
teresting, though not very beautiful cave, is
located a few miles northwest of Uvalde.
There is about a quarter mile of major pas-
sageway with several tight crawlways and
chimneys leading off. An unusual material re-
sembling "punky rotten wood," enigmatite
(floatstone) has been discovered in the cave.
ABOMINABLE SINKHOLE, Val Verde
County.-A large one-room sinkhole near
Comstock, reaching about 150 feet in depth.
The main room is in limestone, but the en-
trance drop is made up of dangerous con-
glomerate and loose shale.
In addition to the caves listed and briefly
described above, there are many caves in Tex-
as-most of which have been only recently
discovered-that are of importance because of
the scientific interest they hold or because of
their potentialities for drawing tourists or
furnishing commercial quantities of guano.
There are about 100 such caves many of which
have had only cursory surveys. Below are
given the names of some of these caves with
the counties in which they are located:
Quarry Cave, Val Verde County; Harrell
Cave, San Saba County; Fountain Cave, Real
County; Arden Cave, Irion County; Sally Cave,
Val Verde County; Marshall Bat Cave, Val
Verde County; Kincaid Cave, Crockett Coun-
ty; Dunbar Cave, Edwards County; Whistling
Cave, Edwards County; Turkey Pen Cave,
Real County; Callison Ranch Cave, Real
County; Goat Cave, Real County; Prior Ranch
Cave, Real County; Kyser Cave, Mason Coun-
ty; Prassel Cave, Kendall County; Home
Ranch Cave, Kendall County; Flemming Cave,
Kimble County; Hilltop Cave, Edwards Coun-
ty; Gorman Cave, San Saba County; Gormel-
lette Cave, San Saba County; Langtry Gypsum
Cave, Val Verde County; Eagle Cave, Val
Verde County; Jeff Davis Cave, Jeff Davis
County; Austin Cave, Travis County; Lopez
Cave, Kimble County; Oriente Milestone Cave.
Val Verde County; Cross Cave, Culberson
County; Blowing Cave, Williamson County:
Station C Cave, Kerr County; Treasure Cave,
San Saba County; Bee Cave, Travis County;
Hammetts Cave, Blanco County; Sandrock
Cave, San Saba County; Unknown (Snyder)
Cave, San Saba County; Apache Cave, Culber-
son County; Whitten Cave, Schlelcher Coun-
ty; Edna Cave, San Saba County; Carol Cave,
San Saba County; Ballinger Cave, Runnels
County; Childress Ranch Cave, Crockett Coun-
ty; Childress Gypsum Cave, Childress County;
Lazarre Gypsum Cave, Hardeman County;
Hamlin Gypsum Cave, Fisher County; Apache
Mountain Caves, Culberson County; Dead
Horse Mountain Caves, Brewster County;
Diablo Caves, Culberson County; Callahan
Sinkhole Cave, Nolan County.
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