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Jenolan Caves Australia Baal Oldest Cave

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Down the "dragon's throat" from the Temple of Baal you come to a small chamber. Here the guide will show you where scientists took samples of clay that proved the Jenolan Caves are the oldest caves in the world.

The clay illuminated by the guide's torch has been aged at 340 million years old. The astonishing crystal formations of Jenolan Caves thus began long before creatures evolved that could live on the land.

The guide also will show you fossils of ancient sea creatures embedded in the calcite walls of the caves including a very recent find that they believe is a trilobite. 

For details on Jenolan Caves visit www.jenolancaves.org.au

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A: Jenolan Cave Australia Pool of Cerberus

av Richard Chesher, 30 meter bort

The Pool of Cerberus is one of the deeper caverns at Jenolan Caves. The Pool of Cerebus and the River...

Jenolan Cave Australia Pool of Cerberus

B: Jenolan Cave Australia Temple of Baal

av Richard Chesher, 40 meter bort

The Temple of Baal has a state-of-the-art LED light and sound show to highlight the cave's stunning f...

Jenolan Cave Australia Temple of Baal

C: Jenolan Cave Australia Orient Main Chamber

av Richard Chesher, 70 meter bort

The grand chamber of the Orient Cave at Jenolan Caves is enormous and filled with truly spectacular f...

Jenolan Cave Australia Orient Main Chamber

D: Jenolan Cave Australia Chifley Cave

av Richard Chesher, 70 meter bort

Jeremiah Wilson discovered the Chifley Cave in 1880, climbing down by candle light from the Madonna C...

Jenolan Cave Australia Chifley Cave

E: Jenolan Cave Australia Orient Cave

av Richard Chesher, 80 meter bort

This is the second chamber in the Orient Cave at Jenolan Cave and although it is smaller than the mai...

Jenolan Cave Australia Orient Cave

F: Jenolan Cave Concert

av Richard Chesher, 90 meter bort

On the 4th Saturday of every month (since 2003) Georg Mertens and Gustaw Szelski - The Paganini Duo -...

Jenolan Cave Concert

G: Australia Cave Adventure Jenolan Orient Egyptian Chamber

av Richard Chesher, 90 meter bort

The Egyptian Chamber is the third chamber in the Orient Cave - and was the first to be discovered by ...

Australia Cave Adventure Jenolan Orient Egyptian Chamber

H: Jenolan Caves, Big Arch and Blue Lake

av Ivan Aliverti, 190 meter bort

The Jenolan Caves are remarkable caverns in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia; 175 kilom...

Jenolan Caves, Big Arch and Blue Lake

I: Devil's Coach House, Jenolan Caves

av Ivan Aliverti, 200 meter bort

Outside the cave, the Devil's Coach House is a cavernous natural archway in the mountainside, named a...

Devil's Coach House, Jenolan Caves

J: the Devil's Coach House self guider tour route, Jenolan Caves

av Ivan Aliverti, 200 meter bort

Together with the adjoining Devil's Coach House, the Nettle Cave has been incorporated into a trail t...

the Devil's Coach House self guider tour route, Jenolan Caves

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