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Journal Aragonit no. 8

Managing editor: Ing. Jozef HlaváčAragonite

Executive editor: RNDr. Pavel Bella

Editorial board: Doc. RNDr. Jozef Jakál, DrSc., RNDr. Jozef Kramárik, RNDr. Ľudovít Gaál, Ing. Ľubica Nudzíková, Ing. Peter Gažík, RNDr. Ján Zelinka

Published by the Slovak Caves Administration in Liptovský Mikuláš in 2003 in Knižné centrum, Predmestská 51, 010 01 Žilina.

Registration number: 1523/96

Publishing house editor: Bohuslav Kortman.

Graphics: Tibor Suchánek

Contents

Editorial

  • J. Hlaváč: New act on nature and landscape protection in Slovakia

Protection, research and documentation of caves

  • P. Bella: Glacial ablation forms in the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • J. Tulis – L. Novotný: Changes of glaciation in the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • P. Bella – K. Urata: Fluctuational flood and postflood vertical grooves in caves – basic knowledge and typology
  • M. Peško: Results of hydrological monitoring in the Domica Cave in 1999–2001
  • J. Zelinka: Appraisal of the impact of natural and anthropogenic factors on changes of microclimatic regime of the Domica Cave
  • D. Barabas – D. Haviarová: Surface waters and groundwaters relation in the Jasov surrounding
  • S. Pavlarčík – Ľ. Plučinský: 3rd phase of speleological documentation of the Belianska Cave
  • J. Zimák – J. Štelcl – J. Zelinka – J. Hlaváč: Natural radioactivity of rocky environment of the Belianska Cave
  • J. Hlaváč – J. Zelinka – J. Štelcl – J. Zimák: Natural radioactivity of limestones in the Dobšinská Ice Cave
  • Ľ. Kováč – A. Mock – P. Ľuptáčik – I. Hudec – Z. Višňovská – J. Svatoň – V. Košel: Invertebrates of the Harmanecká Cave (Veľká Fatra Mts., Slovakia)
  • A. Mock – Ľ. Kováč – P. Ľuptáčik – Z. Višňovská – I. Hudec – V. Košel: Invertebrates of the Bystrianska Cave (Horehronské Podolie Mts., Slovakia)
  • D. Elhottová – V. Krištůfek – A. Nováková – Ľ. Kováč – A. Mock – P. Ľuptáčik: Domica and Ardovská Cave – study of interactions between fauna and microflora
  • L. Iždinský – P. Staník: Closing and cleaning of caves

Caves and public

  • Ľ. Gaál: Prime and fall of one aragonite cave (and justice) in the Slovenské rudohorie Mts.
  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Show caves attendance in 2002
  • Ľ. Nudzíková: Presence of the Slovak Caves Administration on exhibitions and fairs of tourism
  • P. Gažík: New educational path to the Harmanecká Cave
  • P. Gažík: Educational film „Let us protect our underground treasures“
  • F. Bernadovič: Recovery of rock cliff above the Jasovská Cave exit
  • P. Labaška: Exchange of handrail in the Važecká and Jasovská Cave

From the history

  • M. Lalkovič: The oldest written mention about the Demänovská Ice Cave
  • M. Lalkovič: Demänovská Ice Cave by the Henryk Müldner´s eyes
  • F. Bernadovič – P. Zvonár: Who and when discovered the Driny Cave?
  • M. Lalkovič: Remarks to the contribution of F. Bernadovič and P. Zvonár: Who and when discovered the Driny Cave?
  • M. Orfánus: The 80th anniversary of the Važecká Cave discovery

Attractions from abroad

  • P. Holúbek: Show caves in the Krym Peninsula (Ukraine)
  • P. Bella: Geomorphological singularities of the Cueva del Tesoro Cave (Andalusia, Spain)
  • B. Šimečková: New operation building of the Zbrašovské Aragonite Cave

Speleological events and affairs

  • P. Bella: 4th Congress of the International Show Caves Association
  • Ľ. Gaál: 2nd Geological Symposium „Karst and Environment“ in Spain
  • P. Ľuptáčik: 16th International Symposium of Biospeleology in Italy
  • J. Zelinka: 22nd Speleological School in Cieszyn (Poland) and Teplice nad Bečvou (Czech republik), February 10 – 16, 2003
  • J. Zelinka: Speleoclimatological workshop in Poland (Wrocław, May 8 – 10, 2003)
  • P. Bella – Ľ. Gaál: Caves protection after the organizational changes of state nature protection in Slovakia
  • Ľ. Gaál: 2nd training of nature guard for caves protection
  • P. Bella: 8th vocational seminar for employees of show caves

Karstological and speleological literature

  • M. Peško: Research, Utilisation and Protection of Caves, 3 – Proceedings of scientific conference
  • J. Zelinka: Monitoring of Karst Caves – Acta carsologica 31/1
  • P. Bella: F. Carrasco, J. J. Durán and B. Andreo (Eds.): Karst and Environment
  • D. Haviarová: M. Petrič: Characteristic of recharge-discharge relations in karst aquifer
  • Ľ. Gaál: Speleofórum 2002
  • A. Mock: E. Lana: Biospeleologia del Piemonte. Atlante fotografico sistematico.
  • F. Bernadovič: Vespertilio, 6 – Catalogue of the hibernacula of bats in the Slovak Republic

Social reports

  • J. Hlaváč: Life jubilee of RNDr. Ľudovít Gaál
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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