Release date: 2 May 2017 Caves are important, yet often fragile, natural subterranean environments. Caves not only house minerals and speleothems, but also often provide a home for rare fauna and ancient fossil deposits. Australia is home to many spectacular and highly significant caves. Some of the most impressive and pristine are those not generally accessible to the general public.

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$1 – Cliefden Caves, NSW

Located along the Belubula River, the Cliefden karst environment includes one of the most significant cave systems on private land in New South Wales and is also the site of the first discovery of limestone on mainland Australia in 1815. There are approximately 100 individual caves at Cliefden, which contain diverse speleothems, including rare pale-blue formations. There is also an abundance of fossil deposits. The stamp features the beautiful golden stalactites and stalagmites of the highly decorated Clown Room in Cliefden Main Cave. The stamp photograph was taken by Alan Pryke.

$1 – Weebubbie Cave, WA

Weebubbie Cave, near Eucla in Western Australia, is a culturally significant site to the Mirning people. Weebubbie Cave was formed millions of years ago and is the deepest cave in the Nullarbor, which itself is made up of the largest continuous block of limestone in the world. The lakes of Weebubbie Cave are filled with water so crystal clear that visibility has been measured at depths greater than 150 metres. The stamp photograph was taken by Steve Trewavas.  

(50949)

SKU 50949
Shipping Weight 0.0100kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Assembled Length 10.000m
Assembled Height 1.000m

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