Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 24 Part 1:25-30 - January 1962

A publication of the National Speleological Society

The Caves of Guatemala
Russell H. Gurnee


Exploration was made in 1960 of the Alta Cuchumatanes, a plateau north of the Sierra Madre in Guatemala. Exploration for caves was also done on the Plain of Peten. The plateau averages 10,000 feet high and is one of the highest karst areas. Several large caves, including Languin were explored. At Semuc a natural bridge formed of travertine 200 feet across and 50 to 60 feet thick spans the Cababon River for 1600 feet.

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