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Journal Aragonit no. 7

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 2002 in Knižné centrum, Predmestská 51, 010 01 Žilina.

Registration number: 1523/96

Publishing house editor: Bohuslav Kortman.

Graphics: Tibor Suchánek

Contents

Editorial

  • J. Hlaváč: On the legislative cave protection

Protection, research and documentation of caves

  • M. Peško: Domica Cave – locality of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • P. Bella – K. Urata: Oval ceiling cupola and chimney depressions in the Jasovská Cave
  • P. Bella – K. Urata: Below-sediment solution forms of rocky georelief in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave
  • V. Cílek: Rocky crusts and „water-repellent“ rocky surfaces in the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • V. Cílek: The phenomenon of black caves: causes, significance and rehabilitation
  • S. Pavlarčík – Ľ. Plučinský: Documentation of spaces above the Entrance Passage in the Belianska Cave
  • Ľ. Gaál – L. Iždinský: Forgotten the Parenica Cave
  • J. Zimák – J. Štelcl – J. Hlaváč: Natural radioactivity of rocky environment of the Harmanecká Cave
  • J. Zimák – J. Štelcl – J. Zelinka: Radioactivity of rocks in the Driny Cave
  • Ľ. Kováč – A. Mock – P. Ľuptáčik – I. Hudec – V. Košel – P. Fenďa: Arthropoda of the Belianska Cave (Belianske Tatry Mts.)
  • A. Mock – Kováč Ľ. – P. Ľuptáčik – V. Košel – I. Hudec – P. Fenďa: Invertebrates of the Važecká Cave and Teplica Karst Resurgence (Kozie chrbty Mts.)
  • A. Mock – Ľ. Kováč – P. Ľuptáčik – K. Tajovský: The greatest troglobite of the Slovak caves
  • J. Obuch: Bones of bats in the Jasovská Cave
  • F. Bernadovič: Cognition and protection of chiropterofauna in the conditions of Slovak Caves Administration in 1995–2001

Caves and public

  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Presence of the Slovak Caves Administration in the11th International Exhibition of Tourist Possibilities „Regiontour 2002“
  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Exhibition on the Slovak caves in Poland
  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Show caves attendance in 2001
  • J. Peška: 2nd phase of the entrance building completion of the Demänovská Cave of Liberty
  • J. Peška: Extension of entrance building of the Važecká Cave
  • J. Dzúr: Remote camera system in the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave

From the history

  • M. Lakovič: Viliam Rozložník – originator of the Gombasecká Cave discovery
  • M. Lalkovič: Discovery of the Driny Cave in the light of present knowledge
  • F. Bernadovič: On the history of tourist utilisation of the Demänovská Ice Cave

Attractions from abroad

  • P. Bella – P. Gažík: Study trip to the karst and show caves in the south areas of Japan
  • P. Bella: Show caves in the surrounding of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • P. Holúbek: Visit of the Hölloch Cave in Switzerland
  • J. Kakač: New operation building of the Balcarka Cave in the Moravian Karst

Speleological events and affairs

  • P. Bella: 3rd Scientific Conference „Research, Utilisation and Protection of Caves“
  • J. Ambruž: Celebration meeting to the 50th anniversary of the Gombasecká Cave discovery
  • J. Hlaváč: 13th International Speleological Congress in Brazil
  • M. Peško – P. Gažík:International meeting „New Technologies In Promotion And Management Of Show Caves“ in Italy (Frosinone, 25. – 28. 10. 2001)
  • P. Bella: International conference „Monitoring In Karst Caves“ (Škocjanske Caves, 2001)
  • D. Lazišťan – J. Ambrúž: 12th International Symposium on Speleotherapy in Jósvafő
  • J. Zelinka: International Conference „Man and Climate in the 20th Century“ in Poland
  • P. Bella: 7th vocational seminar for employees of show caves

Show caves in literature

  • Ľ. Gaál: V. Panoš: Karstological and Speleological Terminology
  • P. Gažík: R. J. C. Marra: Espeleo Turismo: Planejamento e Manejo de Cavernas
  • P. Bella: A. Mihevc: Speleogenesis of the Divača Karst
  • P. Bella: A. A. Cigna – E. Burri: Development, Management and Economy of Show Caves
  • M. Peško: Ochtinská Aragonite Cave

Social reports

  • J. Hlaváč: In memory of Vladimír Panoš
  • J. Hlaváč: Štefan Roda is gone
  • J. Vrabec: Jarmila Jirmerová 70 years old
  • J. Peška: It was time to come, it is time to leave...
  • D. Lazišťan: Jozef Knap 50 years old
  • L. Jánošíková: Life jubilee of Jarmila Mišurová
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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