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Journal Aragonit no. 3

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 1998 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

  • P. Bella: Morphological and genetic features of the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • V. Cílek - P. Bosák - K. Melka - K. Žák - A. Langrová - A. Osborne: Mineralogical researches in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • J. Géczy – Ľ. Kucharič: Geophysical survey of the Domica Cave (surrounding of the Devil´s Hole – Dry Corridor)
  • M. Bobro - J. Zelinka: Characterictics of speleoaerosol in the Bystrianska and Belianska Caves
  • M. Uhrin: Review of knowledge on bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the Dobšinská Ice Cave – Stratenská Cave system
  • M. Fulín: Yearly occurrence of bats in underground space of the Jasovská Rock
  • M. Peško: Hydrological problems of the Glamourous Lake in the Demänovská Cave of Liberty

Caves and public

  • V. Janíček: New entrance area of the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Educational path to the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • P. Bella: Permanent exhibition in the entrance area of the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Show caves attendance in 1997
  • J. Knap: Show caves – their operation places and visitors
  • V. Janíček: Freight funicular to the Harmanecká Cave
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Educational path to the Demänovská Ice Cave

From the history

  • M. Lalkovič: 75th anniversary of the Bystrianska Cave

Attractions from abroad

  • P. Bella: Knowledge from the study trip to show caves in Switzerland
  • I. Račko – A. Lucinkiewicz: What are the show caves in Austria like?
  • J. Hlaváč: Law on the Škocjanske Caves Regional Park
  • P. Bella: Tourist caves in Slovenia
  • P. Bella – P. Gažík: Fantastic Caverns in Missouri (USA)
  • P. Bella: Protection of caves in the Bûkki National Park in Hungary
  • F. Bernadovič: The most colourful caves in the world

Speleological events and affairs

  • P. Bella: Scientific conference „Research, Protection and Utilization of Caves“
  • J. Zelinka: 2nd scientific symposium „Caves and Man“
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Scientific conference „Protection and Medical Utilization of Karst Environment“
  • J. Hlaváč: 12th International Congress of Speleology
  • M. Peško: 5th International Karstological School „Classical Karst“
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Vocational seminar in Moravian Karst – Češkovice 1997
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Seminar „Protection of Karst Phenomena and Karst Areas“

Show caves in literature

  • P. Bella: Actas II. International Show Caves Association Congress
  • P. Bella: Proceedings of the International Meeting on Show Caves, Aggtelek 1996
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Protection and Medical Utilization of Karst Environment
  • J. Zelinka: Methodic notes No. 10 „Protection of caves“
  • P. Bella: Županova Cave 70 years
  • J. Zelinka: Nature, Papers review of nature protection, 9, 1997
  • F. Bernadovič: Zur Situation der Hufeisennasen in Europa
  • P. Bella: The Show Caves of Hungary

Social reports

  • D. Mičuch: Vladimír Dida 70 years old
  • J. Paulus: Life jubilee of Vladimír Janíček
  • M. Fillo: Magdaléna Kostolná 50 years old
  • J. Bachleda: Štefan Slodičák 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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