fissure cave

   A narrow vertical cave or cave passage along a fissure. Fissures widen out to become wells or vertical shafts [10].
   See also vertical shaft.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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