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Journal Aragonit no. 2

Managing editor: Ing. Jozef HlaváčAragonite

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 1997 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

  • S. Klaučo – J. Filová – J. Zelinka: Speleoclimatic monitoring of the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • J. Tulis: Ice movement in the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • J. Géczy – Ľ. Kucharič: Geophysical survey of the Domica Cave ponor area
  • E. Müncner: Seismic measurements in the Gombasecká Cave
  • P. Bella: Opinions on genesis of the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • J. Sýkora: Surveying documentation of show caves in the context with Safety considerations for caves
  • M. Kurka: Discovery of the Christmas Abyss in the Harmanecká Cave
  • J. Zelinka: Closing of cave entrances
  • M. Peško: Flood waters runoff regulation in the Gombasecká Cave

Caves and public

  • M. Fillo: New electrical installation in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Show caves attendance in 1996
  • J. Paulus: Reconstruction of show track lower part in the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • F. Bernadovič: Educational path to the Belianska Cave
  • V. Janíček: Entrance area of the Belianska Cave being cosier
  • P. Bella: Permanent exhibition in the entrance area of the Jasovská Cave
  • J. Bachleda – S. Pavlarčík: Musical concerts in the Belianska Cave
  • P. Bella: Domica Cave and Ochtinská Aragonite Cave on stamps

From the history

  • M. Orfánus: 75th anniversary of the Važecká Cave discovery
  • J. Ujházy: 25 years from opening the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave to the public

Attractions from abroad

  • D. Mičuch: Study tour - France, 1996
  • P. Bella: Knowledge from the study trip to show caves in France
  • I. Račko: Study tour – Italy, 1996
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Some knowledge from the study trip to Italy
  • J. Zelinka: Show caves at Castleton in Great Britain
  • F. Bernadovič: Dwarf bat of Say Yoka caves in Thailand

Speleological events and affairs

  • J. Hlaváč: Including of Slovak and Aggtelek Karst into the World Heritage
  • P. Bella: Vocational seminar „Show caves – research, protection, utilization“
  • J. Zelinka: International meeting of show caves, Budapest – Aggtelek, 1996
  • J. Hlaváč: Co-operation agreement of the Administration of Slovak Caves with the Agency for Nature and Landscape Protection of the Czech republic
  • D. Macko: Street and memorial board of Ján Majko in Dolná Streda
  • D. Mičuch: Prime ministers of Slovakia and Lithuania in the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • P. Bella: Members of Parliament in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • P. Bella: 2nd vocational seminar for employees of show caves

Show caves in literature

  • J. Jakál: Slovakia – Show caves
  • M. Peško: Show caves – research, protection, utilization
  • P. Bella: Show Caves and Environmental Monitoring
  • F. Bernadovič: Bats 1/1995
  • P. Bella: Martin Knez: Vpliv lezik na razvoj kraških jam (primer Velike doline, Škocjanske jame)
  • P. Bella: Škocjanske jame: A Contribution to Bibliography
  • P. Bella – P. Holúbek: From the bibliography of the Slovak show caves, part II.

Social reports

  • J. Hlaváč: Life jubilee of Doc. RNDr. Jozef Jakál, DrSc.
  • J. Paulus: Martin Fillo 55 years old
  • M. Fillo: Ján Farkaš 50 years old
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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