Cavefinder A & B

Cavefinder control unit with electrodes

Cavefinder control unit with electrodes

Geoelectric methods are used to explore groundwater resources. These methods are also applied in engineering geology and archeological investigations for the detection of caves, voids, caverns, fractured zones and metallic objects.

The Cavefinder is a geoelectrical detecting instrument for easy and fast localization of underground structures like cavities, caves and arches. The detection of tombs, grave chambers, tunnels and hidden treasure chambers is done automatically after starting the measuring process on the main unit itself. Due to the integrated data analysis of the detection instrument, the measure result will be indicated immediately on the display of the Cavefinder.

Geoelectrical measuring instrument Cavefinder

Geoelectrical measuring instrument Cavefinder

The Cavefinder is only made to detect geological nonmetallic ground anomalies like for example:

  • Tombs, burial sites and grave chambers
  • Caves and tunnels
  • Non-metallic targets like container, barrels and suchlike

The Cavefinder comes with 4 conductive electrodes, which should placed inside the ground defining a square area. Because of the 20m long cables of each electrode, which is connected to the measure instrument, a maximal scan area of about 800 square meters can be defined in one single measurement.

During the measurement with the cave detector Cavefinder, several resistance measurements are executed, to finally draw conclusions to existing voids. The analysis of the measured results can be easily done on the field after a short measuring time and the scans can be repeated as often as necessary. The Cavefinder includes the following functionality:

  • Automatic measurement with simple “Yes/No” evaluation
  • Graphical control output to a computer (only with version B)

For maximum utilization of the operating time of the Cavefinder to locate hidden voids underground it is delivered with a high performing external power supply. Because of its less weight the device can be utilized in nearly all terrains for detecting cavities.

The Cavefinder is available eighter as Version A with simple display analysis or as Version B with additional bluetooth data transfer and graphical analysis of the measured results on a computer in the Visualizer 3d software program.

Greek artefacts detected by OKM’s Cavefinder in the Ukraine

A small team of treasure hunting enthusiasts discovered an interesting archaeological area where Greeks settled down in former times near to the river Dnepr in the Ukraine. With the help of their geoelectrical instrument Cavefinder B they located voids at a depth of about 1,5 m up to 3 m.

Looking for caves on a Greek settlement

Looking for caves on a Greek settlement

Cave detection in Ukraine

Cave detection in Ukraine

Inside these small caves they successfully excavated various ceramic utensils like these antique vases and many coins. This discovery is not only by chance because the terrain where the team concentrated their research is of great historic interest.

Antique vases found in cave

Antique vases found in cave

Greek amphora found with Cavefinder

Greek amphora found with Cavefinder

Black greek vase found inside cavity

Black greek vase found inside cavity

Ancient greek coins found

Ancient greek coins found

Scope of delivery

The Cavefinder A comes with the following components:

  • control unit
  • 4 electrodes
  • power battery pack with charger and travel adapter
  • shock resistant Peli transportation case
  • user manual

The Cavefinder B comes with:

  • all components of the Cavefinder A package plus
  • Visualizer 3d software (CD ROM for usage on your own computer)
  • USB bluetooth dongle