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Journal Aragonit no. 6

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 2001 in Knižné centrum, Predmestská 51, 010 01 Žilina.

Registration number: 1523/96

Publishing house editor: Bohuslav Kortman.

Graphics: Tibor Suchánek

Contents

Editorial

  • J. Hlaváč: Caves – the ownership of the Slovak Republic

Protection, research and documentation of caves

  • J. Hlaváč: Dobšinská Ice Cave – The World Natural Heritage
  • J. Tulis: Research of the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • P. Bella: Geomorphological settings of the Domica Cave surroundings
  • P. Bella – P. Holúbek: Meander Passage in the Domica Cave
  • S. Pavlarčík: Documentation of spaces above the Vysoký Dome in the Belianska Cave
  • M. Peško: Physical and chemical properties of seepage waters in the Važecká Cave
  • J. Hebelka: Results of CO2 concentration measuring in show caves of the Czech and Slovak Republic
  • Ľ. Kováč – I. Hudec – P. Ľuptáčik – A. Mock: The Demänovské Caves –biospeleological locality of European importance
  • Ľ. Kováč – F. Bernadovič: Purposes of stationary biospeleological research of terrestrial invertebrates in show caves
  • P. Holúbek: Measuring of the Demänovská Cave of Peace finished
  • S. Pavlarčík – A. Lucinkiewicz – P. Bella: Determination of societal value of carbonate speleothems in caves
  • J. Zelinka: New closure of the upper entrance of the Belianska Cave
  • J. Zelinka: Closures reconstruction of the Bystrianska Cave and Bystrianska Walley

Caves and public

  • Ľ. Nudzíková: 10th International Exhibition Regiontour 2001
  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Show caves attendance in 2000
  • V. Janíček: Preparation and beginnig of the entrance building completion of the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • J. Paulus: Reconstruction of the entrance path to the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • M. Peško: Modification of the show path in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave

Attractions from abroad

  • F. Bernadovič: Study trip to show caves in Germany
  • P. Bella: Show caves Yaolin and Chuiyun in China
  • J. Hlaváč: Batu Caves in Malaysia
  • A. Szynkiewicz: Unforgettable Jenolan Caves in New South Wales in Australia
  • B. Lehotská: Schulerloch Caves in Germany
  • M. Uhrin: Algar do Pena Cave in the Serra de Aire e Candeeoiros Natural Park in Portugal

Speleological events and affairs

  • P. Bella: International symposium „Show Caves Protection and Restoration“ in China
  • P. Bella: International conference „Climate Changes – Karst Records II“ in Poland
  • J. Zelinka – A. Tyc: 20th Speleological School
  • J. Zelinka: International conference on cave lighting in Hungary
  • M. Peško – Pavel Bella: 3rd international symposium „Caves and Man“
  • P. Bella: Celebration event at the 50th anniversary of the Koněpruské Caves discovery
  • P. Bella: 6th vocational seminar for employees of show caves

Show caves in literature

  • B. Kortman: Show caves – Slovakia
  • M. Peško: Research, Utilisation and Protection of Caves, Proceedings of 2nd scientific conference
  • P. Bella: Proceedings of the 3rd Congress of the International Show Caves Association
  • P. Bella: Proceedings of International Symposium of Show Caves Protection and Restoration
  • R. Lehotský: F. Bernadovič: Bats – Mysterious Dwellers of Caves
  • J. Hlaváč: L. Kaboš: Secret Beauty of Silence
  • J. Zelinka: Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • M. Peško: Belianska Cave
  • D. Mičuch: J.-M. Chauvet – E. B. Deschamps – Ch. Hillaire: La Grotte Chauvet
  • J. Zelinka: Sloupsko-šošůvské Caves

Social reports

  • J. Hlaváč: Jubilee of Ing. Anton Lucinkiewicz
  • P. Bella: RNDr. Anton Droppa, CSc., 80 years old
  • D. Macko: Jubilee of Zoltán Lipták
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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