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Journal Aragonit no. 1

Managing editor: Ing. Jozef Hlaváč Aragonite

Executive editor: RNDr. Pavel Bella

Editorial board: Doc. RNDr. Jozef Jakál, DrSc., Ing. Dušan Lazišťan, Dušan Macko,Ing. Ľubica Nudzíková, p. g. Matúš Peško, RNDr. Ján Zuskin

Published by the Slovak Caves Administration in Liptovský Mikuláš in 1996 in Knižné centrum, Predmestská 51, 010 01 Žilina.

Registration number: 1523/96

Publishing house editor: Bohuslav Kortman.

Graphics: Tibor Suchánek

Contents

Editorial

Protection, research and documentation of caves

  • J. Hlaváč – P. Bella: Caves of the Slovak Karst and Aggtelek Karst among the World Heritage sites
  • J. Zelinka: Experience with the undesirable vegetation clearance in the Slovak show caves
  • S. Klaučo: PHARE Project „Protection of the Natural Resources in Karst“ – characteristics and results of subsidiary program
  • P. Bella – P. Holúbek: Swallow holes in the Priepadlá and problems of the Važecký Karst protection
  • P. Zvonár: Discovery of the Sládkova Passage in the Driny Cave
  • M. Peško – J. Ambrúž: J. Ambrúž: Hydrological regime and occasional floods in the Gombasecká Cave
  • J. Zelinka: Reconstruction of the Dobšinská Ice Cave entrance part
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Sinter fill protection in the Važecká Cave
  • D. Mičuch: Remote supervision in the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • J. Hlaváč: New statute of the Slovak Caves Administration

Caves and public

  • V. Janíček: New entrance building of the Jasovská Cave
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Speleoclimatic stays in the Jasovská Cave
  • Ľ. Očkaik: Show caves attendance in 1995
  • P. Bella: New exhibition in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave entrance building
  • F. Bernadovič: Educational boards at the show caves
  • V. Janíček: Maintenance of the Domica Cave and Ochtinská Aragonite Cave entrance buildings
  • M. Fillo: Electrical supply main of the Belianska Cave

From the history

  • J. Jakál: Slovak Caves Administration – integrating element of the Slovak speleology, 25 years from its origin
  • F. Bernadovič: 60 years since opening the Driny Cave to the public
  • M. Peško: 150th anniversary of the Jasovská Cave opening to the public
  • D. Mičuch: 75th anniversary of the Demänovská Cave of Liberty discovery is obliging
  • D. Macko: 70th anniversary of the Domica Cave discovery

Attractions from abroad

  • I. Račko: International Show Cave Association
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: General reconstruction of the Punkevní Caves
  • F. Bernadovič: From the world of cave fauna

Speleological events and affairs

  • P. Bella: Dobšinská Ice Cave in the focus of special attention again
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Meeting of the UIS Commission for Speleotherapy – Sežana, 1995
  • F. Bernadovič: 20 years of the Safety Regulations for Caves No. 3000/1975 SBU
  • P. Bella: Vocational seminar for the show caves employees

Show caves in literature

  • M. Peško: Protection of ice caves
  • P. Bella: Ice gem of Europe
  • M. Uhrin: F. Bernadovič, The Bats
  • P. Bella: International Journal of Speleology, 23 (1994) – Proceedings of the 1st Congress of the International Show Cave Association
  • P. Bella – P. Holúbek: From the Slovak show caves bibliography, Part I.

Social reports

  • M. Kostolná: Ján Paulus 55 years old
  • D. Macko: Life jubilee of Zoltán Lipták
  • J. Hlaváč: In Memoriam of Bohumil Šrol
  • D. Macko: Ondrej Šeďo died
News

Jasovská jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie prehliadkovej trasy bude Jasovská jaskyňa od 5. 9. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 3. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Jasovska Cave will be closed from 5th September  2022 due to reconstruction of tourist path. We suppose reopening after the 3st October 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Bystrianska jaskyňa zatvorená

Oznamujeme návštevníkom, že z dôvodu rekonštrukcie elektroinštalácie bude Bystrianska jaskyňa od 15. 8. 2022 pre verejnosť zatvorená. Predpokladáme, že práce budú ukončené do 15. 10. 2022. O tom, kedy bude jaskyňa znovu otvorená budeme včas informovať na webovej stránke. Za pochopenie ďakujeme.

Dear visitors, the Bystrianska Cave will be closed from 15. 8. 2022 due to electric installation reconstruction. We suppose reopening after 15. 10. 2022. The exact date will be announced via our website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

SHOW CAVES OPENED AGAIN

Dear visitors, our show caves are opened again from May 15, 2021 under the following restrictions: visitors must wear a face mask, disinfect hands and keep the required distance from each other. Details are stated in official country regulations and legislature. The number of visitors per admission is reduced. Thanks for understanding. We wish you a pleasant visit!

Underground boat trip in Domica Cave not available.

24.07.2018 Due to low yield of underground water the boat trip in Domica Cave is not available. The short tour is available. Thank you for understanding

Cave visit with small children

Dear visitors, due to increased visitation of parents with very small children (circa up to 3 - 4 years of age), we would like to kindly ask you to have a rucksack baby carrier with you for visiting the more demanding caves in given time. This recommendation concerns all caves but the most concerned are the following ones: Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Belianska Cave, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Demänovská Ice Cave, Harmanecká Cave. We also ask you to consider visiting the cave with your crying child, which could disturb the other visitors. Thank you for understanding and we wish you a nice experience.

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