Chevé Cave

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Chevé Cave (/ˈv/ CHAY-vay; Spanish: Cueva Chevé) is a deep cave located in the Sierra Juárez mountain range in Oaxaca state, Mexico. As of 2003, its deepest point has been measured at 4,869 feet (1,484 m) deep. It currently holds the distinction of being the deepest cave in the Americas, and one of the deepest caves in the world.[1] Temperatures in Chevé are moderate, ranging from 47 to 52 °F (8 to 11 °C). It has been most thoroughly explored by caver Bill Stone.[2] The cave's deepest known point is nearly one vertical mile and seven horizontal miles from the entrance, ending in a terminal sump.

Hypothesized connection to J2[edit]

J2 is a cave entrance 5 km northeast of the Chevé Cave entrance.[3] It is hypothesized that the two caves may connect.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Meek, Miki (February 2004), Racing to the Center of the Earth, National Geographic Magazine, retrieved 12 July 2010 
  2. ^ Zasky, Jason (July 2010), To the Supercave, Failure Magazine, retrieved 31 December 2013 
  3. ^ Lillestolen, Jon (January 2010), 2009 J2 Expedition, retrieved 26 March 2011 

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Coordinates: 17°51′N 96°48′W / 17.85°N 96.80°W / 17.85; -96.80