0280: Escalón, Fuente El (Penny's Cave)
N Vega 30T 449958 4795731 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: M) Altitude 175m
Length in Sistema de Colmenas-Escalón (363)
Area position

Updated 19th February 1999; 30th June 2018

   One of two resurgences at this level on the north side of the Vega valley, the other being Fuente de las Colmenas (363). Crawling leads to a small chamber and a duck. A calcite climb on the left bypasses this and leads to a deep pool which bends to the right and ends at a draughting 'sump'. The draught issues from a small eyehole. The passage continues under water to the right of the sump pool. An 8m awkward dive surfaces in a rift with the main way on in a parallel rift. The draughting passage continues to link with Fuente de las Colmenas. A roof level passage 60m beyond the sump draughts out strongly but only connects further up the cave.

Link to entry in the Cave Diving Sump Index.

References: anon., 1981a (logbook); Corrin J et al, 1981a; Corrin J, 1983c; anon., 1983a (Easter logbook); anon., 1983b (logbook); anon., 1984 (logbook); anon., 1986 (logbook); material in file; anon., 1994a (Easter logbook); anon., 1994b (logbook) (?); Corrin Juan, 1995a; García José León, 1997 (survey); León García José, 2010 (Volume 1 and Volume 2) (line survey)
Entrance picture :
Underground picture(s):
Detailed Survey :
Line Survey : No detail on North Vega Survey
On area survey :
Survex file : yes (Amended magnetic declination December 2013 to align with Eur79 grid and coordinates altered to fit ETRS89 datum, April 2014.)
Passage direction rose diagram: with Colmenas 30/6/2018