Exhibition Cueva de las Estegamitas

The four elements: Cueva de las Estegamitas and the element Earth

The pre-Socratic philosophers of the historical Greek period tried to get closer to the answer to a fundamental question…

The origin of Cueva de las Estegamitas is in water, the same as in most caves. But in this case…

When the water that created Cueva de las Estegamitas disappeared from its interior, due to the drop…

Basically, fire is an exothermal chemical oxidation reaction generated by the incandescence of combustible materials…

Stegamites are part of a special group of speleothems, generated by the intervention of processes based on …

The first stegamites described in speleological literature date…

We still do not clearly know the reason for the scarcity of stegamites, or the reason why they have only been found…

Due to the presence of such a large number of stegamites in the cave, it has been possible to establish for the first time…

Cueva de las Estegamitas is located inside the Financiera y Minera (FYM) limestone…

Cueva de las Estegamitas has 1,303 m in length, practically horizontal, an area of 15,224 m2

Both cave surveys carried out (traditional mapping and 3D mapping)…

The cave has a practically horizontal layout, with its main direction…

Cueva de las Estegamitas (Stegamites Cave) was initially called Cueva de la Maravilla Blanca (White Wonder Cave)…

Cave surveying (mapping) and photography in caves present challenges due to the unique and complex environment…

Among such a variety and quantity of speleothems, some stand out for their unique characteristics….

Scientists do science in all corners of the planet: jungles, deserts, polar caps, ocean floors and… also underground. Indeed, caves are a difficult, complex…

A museum is a place where collections of artistic, scientific or any other type of objects, of high value to society….

Caves are not lifeless spaces, contrary to what it may seem. In ancient times they have been used as a refuge for large …

Inside the caves there are not only sediments of chemical origin, the speleothems, used by scientists to interpret their age and paleoenvironmental ….

Geomorphology is the science that studies the erosion and sedimentation processes that cause the shapes….

Scientists, speleologists, organizations, and people concerned about heritage …

The quarries located in La Araña began operating around 1915. Since then, many companies have passed through there, exploiting the Jurassic …

Ever since their recent discovery, stegamites have been popularized through numerous means. Consequently, they have reached schools…

One of the most used techniques in the field of conservation is the creation of replicas. A replica is, according…

A CAT scan or Computerized Axial Tomography is a diagnostic medical test in which, through the use of X-rays, radiographic…

La Cueva de las Estegamitas / Patrimonio Geológico Mundial

Cueva de las Estegamitas (Stegamites Cave) / World Geological Heritage

Scroll al inicio