Dimba N°3

(Buzi - MZ)
Longueur 40m Profondeur 12m
Grottocenter / carte


Mutanda zone, Buzi district, Sofala province. GPS (WGS84) S 19°52'55.0" / E 34°08'16, 1 ''. ca. 90 m asl. Surveyed on 9 Sept. 1999 by Jens Römer (BCRA-Grade 2a). Length: 40,00 m. Vertical range: -12,50 m. Dimba No.3 is situated about 2 km E of Dimba No. 1 and No.2. Michael Laumanns - 28/11/2015


Michael Laumanns - 28/11/2015

The cave has a large daylight pit and a 14 m long NE continuation. The pit is 10 m deep (SRT or steel rope ladder) and has an elliptical form with a longest axis of 9 m. At the SE side the roots of the surrounding trees extends into the ground of the pit. Boulders cover the bottom. At the S end a 3 m high but impassable meandering passage continues. To the N another passage leads to a chamber, whose ground is covered by guano and its roof pocket accommodates a colony of Rhinolophides. This chamber is 5 x 5 m in diameter and has a height of 5 m. Beside the above-mentioned bats various spiders, cave-crickets and a frog were observed. There are no signs of conglomerate fillings. An air temperature of 19,6°C was measured.

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