Silver Creek Cave, entrance 1, Silver Creek, Floyd County, Georgia, Brad Barker, Caleb McRae 3
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Silver Creek Cave is developed in a tight fold in massive chert within the Cambrian age Conasauga Formation. This is an unusual cave development. Upon closer inspection, I noticed remnant carbonate traces along the walls of the cave. Looks like the massive chert completely enclosed a carbonate core which solutioned away. The west wall is only four feet thick.

I looked for this cave three previous times using location data from a 1970's Georgia Speleological Survey publication. Every time I found myself near this location but never looked closely because I saw no limestone exposed. The publication never said the cave was developed in chert.

This image was somewhat complicated. I had to deal with a very bright sky, which I mostly eliminated with framing. The overhang and cave were very dark. My camera was on a tripod, ISO 400, aperture f/7.1, and shutter speed 1/125 of a second. I had a Canon flash set to full power -1/3 on a sync cord to illuminate the overhang and entrance areas. I had one slaved Sunpak 383 set to full power in the cave to illuminate Brad and Caleb. It balanced well.


title Silver Creek Cave, entrance 1, Silver Creek, Floyd County, Georgia, Brad Barker, Caleb McRae 3
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2010:12:05 11:59:06
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