THE COMMISSION ON VOLCANIC CAVES
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF SPELEOLOGY -- UNION INTERNATIONALE DE SPÉLÉOLOGIE
Mexican Lava Tubes
Photos © 2008 by Ed Waters
Main passage in Chimalacatepec, near the terminal lava seal. This Mexican lava tube has the greatest vertical range of any in the continental Americas.
The large main passage of Chinocomoztoc (Bat Cave), rediscovered in 2006.
Peter Ruplinger with a lava bridge, probably a remnant of a collapsed false floor, Cueva del Diablo, Mexico.
Greg Middleton looks down a steep lava cascade, Cueva de la Iglesia Lava-Tube System, Mexico.
One of the larger passages in Cueva de la Iglesia.
Jan Paul van der Pas at one of many junctions in Cueva de la Iglesia in Mexico.
Chris Wood admires striking flow markings in Cueva de la Iglesia
Chris Wood admiring more flow marks in Cueva de la Iglesia.
Chris Wood with Lava Balls in Cueva de la Iglesia.
Jessica Goya looks out of a finely sculpted passage in Cueva del Ferrocarril Lava Tube.
One of many junctions in the complex Cueva del Ferrocarril.
Note the levee built up between the two
One of many junctions in the complex Cueva del Ferrocarril. Note the levee built up between the two
Horst-Volker Henschel with the
superimposed entrances of the upper,
multi-level, section of Cueva Volcancillo Lava Tube in Mexico.
Ramon Espinasa, Mexican representative of the Commission on Volcanic Caves, in the large canyon passage in the lower part of Cueva Volcancillo.
Chris Wood carefully looks out of the
top entrance of Cueva Volcancillo, and sees the floor of the crater
Chris Wood looks down the 7m pitch near
the bottom of Cueva Volcancillo. Note the lava terraces on the