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Reyfad-Carrickbeg; Reyfad PotFermanagh
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Summary Full report
Site Type: Cave
Site Status: PASSI
District: Fermanagh District Council
Grid Reference: H08894687
Rocks
Rock Age: Quaternary, Carboniferous (Holocene, Visean)
Rock Name: Carn Limestone Member, Dartry Limestone Formation, Glenade Sandstone Formation, Glencar Limestone Formation, Knockmore Limestone Member, Meenymore Formation
Rock Type: Breccia, Chert, Limestone
Interest
Minerals: Calcite, Gypsum
Fossil Groups: Brachiopod, Crinoid
Other interest: bedding, fault, joints, rift, No Data, breakdown, cave, cave pearls, clastic sediments, flowstone, helictite, sinkhole, speleothem, stalactite, straw, sump

Summary of site:

A full description of Reyfad Pot is given in site record ‘Belmore, Ballintempo & Tullybrack Uplands; Reyfad-Carrickbeg’, where its relationship to the other caves and potholes in the area is discussed.

This entire network of caverns under Tullybrack Mountain appears to have formed before the last glacial period of the Pleistocene period and perhaps continued its development during warm phases of the glaciation itself. It is obvious that the system is still developing rapidly in the modern active stream passages and in the saturated rocks below the present water table. There is still untapped speleological potential in this and locally related caves to add to the enormous variety of scientific exploration already conducted. Reyfad is of the highest national importance and can lay claim to an international reputation.


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