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Journal Aragonit no. 5

Managing editor: Ing. Jozef HlaváčAragonite

Executive editor: RNDr. Pavel Bella

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

Published by the Slovak Caves Administration in Liptovský Mikuláš in 2000 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: Problems of developmental levels in the Domica Cave
  • V. Cílek: „Arid“ Mg-sulphates from the Repiska Cave in the Demänovská Valley, Slovakia
  • P. Bella – P. Holúbek – F. Bernadovič: Minor tributary passage to the Riverbed in the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • P. Holúbek – P. Bella: Minor passages at the Hell Chamber in the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • P. Holúbek: Surveying of the Demänovská Cave of Peace
  • M. Bobro – J. Hančuľák – A. Lucinkiewicz – J. Zelinka: Properties of speleoaerosols from the speleotherapy point of view in selected show caves in Slovakia
  • J. Obuch: Interesting finds of bones in the Demänovský Cave System
  • Ľ. Kováč: Troglobitic Collembola in show caves of Slovakia
  • J. Zelinka: Reconstruction of the Window Cave gates in the Demänovská Valley

Caves and public

  • Ľ. Nudzíková – S. Ortutayová: Presentation of show caves on international exhibitions and tourist trade fairs in 2000
  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Show caves attendance in 1999
  • M. Fillo: Reconstruction of electrical lighting in the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • J. Knap: Deformation of the path in the icy part of the Demänovská Ice Cave
  • V. Janíček: Changes in the entrance area of the Gombasecká Cave
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Educational boards at the Gombasecká Cave
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Educational boards at the Driny Cave
  • J. Paulus: Reconstruction of freight cable railway to the Demänovská Cave of Liberty

From the history

  • M. Lalkovič: From the history of the Dobšinská Ice Cave (130th anniversary of discovery)

Attractions from abroad

  • P. Bella: Knowledge from the study trip to show caves in North–West Italy and South France
  • J. Zelinka: Caving and show caves in Belgium
  • P. Bella - J. Zelinka: Dan yr Ogof - show caves centre in South Wales
  • J. Vajs: Show caves in Mallorca
  • R. Lehotský: The Petralona Cave – an important Greek archaeological and palaeontological locality
  • P. Bella: Coastal caves at Bonifacio in Corsica

Speleological events and affairs

  • P. Bella: 2nd scientific conference „Research, Protection and Utilization of Caves“
  • J. Hlaváč: Celebration assembly at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Slovak Caves Administration establishment
  • J. Zelinka: 40th Speleological Week – Demänovská valley 1999
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: 11th International Symposium on Speleotherapy – Zlaté Hory 1999
  • P. Bella: 5th vocational seminar for employees of show caves
  • J. Zelinka: Meeting in the Demänovská Cave of Peace
  • P. Bella: Day of the Sloupsko-Šošůvske Cave
  • P. Bella: The Cave Na Pomezí 1950–2000

Show caves in literature

  • A. Chovan: The Slovak Caves Administration 1970–2000
  • J. Hlaváč: The list of caves in Slovakia
  • P. Bella: Clamouse – Cinquante ans de recherches
  • F. Bernadovič: U. Fricke – F. Knolle: Die Rübeländer Tropsteinhöhlen
  • P. Bella: The Aggtelek Karst Cave World. Baradla Cave
  • P. Bella: The Caves of Aggtelek Karst. A World Heritage Site in the Depths of Earth
  • A. Lucinkiewicz: Caves of the Slovak Karst – the World Heritage
  • M. Peško: Guide to the Dobšinská Ice Cave educational trail

Social reports

  • P. Bella: Life jubilee of Ing. Jozef Hlaváč
  • Ľ. Očkaik: Michal Baumgärtner 75 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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