A MASSIVE fossilised cave has been discovered in Huercal-Overa.

The Sima del Campico, found by five local potholers, is the largest cave found in the area to date.

According to the group – who are remaining tight-lipped about its exact whereabouts until it has been catalogued by the authorities – the hard to reach cave is 60 metres deep and over 150 and 200 metres long.

It consists mostly of limestone but there are numerous fossils and stalagmites.

“It was not a complete fluke as we have been looking for something like this for a long time,” explained Juan Luis Fernandez, one of the group.

“Being locals there is a lot of personal satisfaction in having found a cave like this in our own town,” he added.

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