The solid Chimantá located in the majestic jungle of Bolivar state, is composed of 10 isolated plateaus, some of these are: Amuri, Churi, Akopán and Murei. This massif is one of the largest in the area, occupying an area of 1470 square kilometers. Near the solid is the solid Chimantá Aprada, a space considered one of the most inaccessible and unexplored places in the world. In 2002, the Venezuelan this place was discovered in this region of the Venezuelan jungle, with a huge cavern of 250 meters during a flight over the area. Also there was observed an outgoing river underground, indicating that the cave may have large dimensions. This crack was baptized with the name of La Cueva del Fantasma and was explored in two stages.
In early 2004, a group of twelve scientists and explorers Venezuelan nature specialists, conducted reconnaissance flights to specify the location of the site, to access and landing areas. By March of that year, the group first entered the cave to begin exploration work. During the expedition, they realized that the Cueva del Fantasma was a really huge with a turbulent river, waterfalls, giant domes and galleries, you are able to have dimensions of 60 meters wide and 20 meters high.
The grand entrance of the cave was named Mammoth Mouth and is 150 meters wide and 50 meters high. After the entrance hall is the Guácharo Gallery, where the sound of the river that flows from the unknown is multiplied. The river at certain points becomes cascades and other plates disappears cuarcito roof falling the curve. Furthermore, they found two kilometers after the entry a deep lake and adjoining gallery.
In the second encounter with the Ghost Cave 7 researchers participated, who were specialists in the production of maps and photographs. Moreover, the issue was completely documented. Speleological investigations were conducted and zoological and typological studies with samples collected. To achieve all these studies, the issue was thoroughly prepared in techniques and highly sophisticated equipment. During this time in the cave, the researchers collected data and samples of fauna and flora, also collected atypical minerals located in the cave.
New species discovered
Charles Brewer Carias on his expedition discovered many things, among these is a new species of frogs dentrobatidas, commonly known as poison dart frogs. In honor of its discoverer this new species is called Colostethus breweri. They have as a pattern of characteristics peculiar brown skin, absence of fringes on fingers, moderate presence of a membrane in the toes, special features in the form of language and orange and yellow pigments in the undersides of their body.