0091: Orilla Mijeo, Cueva de la
La Secada 30T 451496 4797568 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: G) Altitude 198m
Length 35m
Area position

Updated 21st, 27th October 2001; 27th September 2007; 21st December 2008

The entrance at the top of a field with several chestnut trees leads into a long chamber sloping down to the left. On the right there is a climb down into a series of squeezes which choke. Children were frightened away from this cave by the story that it contained a large snake.

A flat millstone or quern, of uncertain age, was found in the lowest part of the main passage. A line drawing of this is found in Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter et al, 2001. Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter, 2003 has a photo of the molino barquiforme. This is a similar size to one found in Cueva Cofresnedo (Ruiz Cobo Jesús et al, 2008, p138).

On a visit at Easter 2000, it was suggested that the draught was coming up through the floor back into the main mass of big boulders.

References: Corrin J S and Smith P, 1981; material in file; Smith Peter and Ruiz Cobo Jesús, 1999; anon., 2000b (Easter logbook); Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter et al, 2001 (includes line drawing); Ruiz Cobo Jesús and Smith Peter, 2003 (photo); anon., 2007d (summer logbook); Corrin Juan, 2007a; Ruiz Cobo Jesús et al, 2008; Ruiz Cobo Jesús et al, 2008 (survey)
Entrance pictures : yes
Underground picture(s): yes
Detailed Survey : 1:500
Line Survey :
On area survey :
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