A distant place in Northwestern British Columbia is home to a huge, unexplored cave.
Credit: Katherine Hicksson
A Helicopter Team Counting Caribou in British Columbia, Canada, recently made an unexpected discovery during an air poll: Croumembers spied an opening to a massive cave that had never seen before and could be the largest cave in the country.
Found in April at an Alpine Valley in Well Gray Provincial Park, the cave of the cave reaches 328 feet (100 meters) – if the statue of liberty is tipped over its side, it will only span the opening. The width of the cave is directly impressive, measuring 197 feet (60 m), and the cave is equipped with at least 443 feet (135 m) straight down, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported.
A biologist with the helicopter crew who spotted the sizable opening dubbed it's "Sarack's Pit," after the aura that housed the reform of Sarack in the "Star Wars" movie "The Show of the Jedi," according to the CBC. The deep and broad cave is probably the perfect fit of glaciers over tens of thousands of years, and gradually exposed to the sky, after the glow is captured. [Photos: Amazing Caves Around the World]
While researchers have yet to explore the site, a September subscription session sits that the cave was "of national significance," Canadian Geographic reported.
"The scale of this thing is just huge and about as large as they come to Canada," Archaeological Surveyor John Polack, one of the researchers exploring the cave, told Canadian Geographic.
During this expedition, a surprising view of the vast cave was captured in aerial footage by geologist Catherine Hicksson, an Associate Professor at British Columbia University at the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, according to the National Post.
The video is shared with Youtube on November 30 by Canadian Geographic. Seen from the air, the cave resembles a giant beet taken from the hillside. Steep, rocky walls plunge, and a waterfall cascades over 525 feet (60 m) across the shore.
After rushing water tumblers over the cave in the cave, it may flow into a sterling river that begins above 6,890 feet (2,100 meters) at a height of about 1,640 feet (500 m) lower than the water's position, Pollack told Canadian Geographic. These hints in the length of the underground chambers in the cave, he explained.
While the unofficial name "Sarack Pit" certainly appeals to "Star Wars" fans, British Columbia province representatives will be working closely with the first peoples of the region to find out if there is an existing indigenous name for the Cave, Canadian Geographic Reportedly. Further investigation of the cave will take place in 2020, Hickson relates to CBC.
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