The formation of the Jenolan Caves
The Jenolan Caves formed by rainwater falling from the sky, and carbon dioxide dissolving the water, causing it to be acidic. As the water seeps through the soil it becomes acidic, in nature. The water then enters the fractures in the rock dissolving the rock as it progresses. Fractures are widened over time and as underground spaces, there is further cave development surrounding rock collapses.
The description of the Jenolan Caves
The Jenolan caves within the Blue Mountain, are a large network of caves of multi-level passages and the complex is still undergoing exploration, The caves grounds are limestone, and it is the oldest discovered open cave in the world. There are 10 caves in the network, such as the Lucas, River, Chifley and Imperial Caves.