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Journal Aragonit no. 4

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 1999 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: Types of shields and drums in the Domica Cave
  • V. Cílek: Problem of genesis of shields from the Domica Cave
  • V. Cílek: Mineralogical explorations in the Domica Cave
  • S. Klaučo – J. Filová – M. Peško: Hydrological monitoring in the Domica Cave in 1997–1998
  • A. Droppa: Morphology of the Jasovská Cave
  • L. Novotný – J. Tulis: Static conditions of the overlying rock and frost weathering in upper glacial parts of the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • J. Zelinka: Problem of speleoclimatic conditions stabilization in the National Natural Monumet Silická ľadnica Cave
  • F. Bernadovič: To the problem of endangerement and protection of European horsehoes
  • P. Holúbek – J. Dzúr: The Pavúčia Cave – a part of the Demänovský Cave System
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: New barriers for flowstone fill protection in the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • J. Zelinka: Closing of the Štefanová Cave No. 1 entrance in the Demänovská Valley
  • J. Zelinka: Speleological ranger service in the National Natural Reserve Demänovská Valley
  • J. Vrabec – P. Bella: The protection of the Bystrianska Cave

Caves and public

  • J. Dzúr: New sound system in the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Show caves attendance in 1998
  • V. Janíček: Additional building of the Bystrianska Cave entrance object
  • V. Janíček: Building adjustment of the Važecká Cave entrance area
  • M. Fillo: Electrical installation reconstruction and entrance corridor adjustment in the Jasovská Cave
  • J. Paulus: Surfacing of the entrance gallery and a show path in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Educational trail to the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • Ľ. Nudzíková – S. Ortutayová: Presentation of show caves on the international exhibition „Regiontour ´99“
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Cooperation among governmental departments in speleotherapy in Slovakia

From the history

  • M. Lalkovič: The oldest written mentions on caves in the Demänovská Valley
  • F. Bernadovič: The 70th anniversary of the Driny Cave discovery

Attractions from abroad

  • P. Bella: Knowledge from the study trip to show caves in Sardinia
  • M. Peško: Study tour – Greece 1998
  • J. Kadlec: Carlsbad Cavern versus Mammoth Cave
  • J. Hlaváč: Dachstein Caves in the World Heritage
  • M. Uhrin: „In the name of God“ or a visit of the Ali Sadr Cave in Iran
  • P. Bella: Coastal caves and tourism in Capri and the Aeolian Islands
  • D. Lazišťan: New entrance building of the Sloupsko-šošůvske Caves

Speleological events and affairs

  • J. Hlaváč: 3rd Congress of International Show Caves Association
  • P. Bella: International symposium ALCADI ´98
  • J. Hlaváč: Opening of a new entrance building of the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • P. Bella: 3rd vocational seminar for employees of show caves
  • P. Bella: 4th vocational seminar for employees of show caves
  • D. Mičuch: Worship in the Demänovská Cave of Liberty

Show caves in literature

  • M. Peško: Research, Protection and Utilization of Caves
  • J. Zelinka: Demänovské Caves – Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Demänovská Ice Cave
  • P. Bella: S. Šebela: Tectonic Structure of Postojnska jama Cave System
  • P. Bella: Postojna Caves - new discoveries
  • J. Zelinka: Guide to the Belianska Cave educational trail
  • P. Bella: Proceedings of the Moravian Karst seminar

Social reports

  • J. Hlaváč: Youthful 60 years of Dušan Macko
  • D. Lazišťan: Ján Ujházy 55 years old
  • J. Hlaváč: Víťazoslav Šroll is gone
  • J. Obrcian: Stanislav Belko 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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