|Location:||In the Mountains of Paddurea Craiului.|
|Classification:||cretacious Barremein Limestone.|
|Dimension:||L=1000m, A=305.6 m asl|
Corneliu et al. (1966): Aperçu Biospéologique sur la Grotte Vadu-Crisului,
Monts Padurea Craiului (Transylvanie, Roumanie).
Trav. Inst. Spéol "Émile Racovitza" t XXXV p 115-142, Bucarest
Bleahu, M et al (1976): Pesteri din Romania. 415 pp
Pleasa, C (1996): Defileul Crisului Repede. Ghid "Interare turistice" Ed Meridiane, 35 pp
Viehmann, Iosif et al (1964): Peştera de la Vadu-Crisului. Lucr. Inst. Speol "Emil Racovita" t 3 49-81
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Situated in the gorge of the River Crisul Repede and about 2.5km from the hamlet of Vadu-Crisului, in the Department of Bihor, it was commercialised by a local tourist group soon after its discovery in 1903. It has been known by various names: Révi barlang, Zichy-barlang, Vizesébarlang, Peştera lui Zichy, Peştera Vad etc. The cave is famous for its cave life and has been visited by many biospeleologists: Benno Wolf, P A Chappuis, R Jeannel and E G Racovitza amongst others.
Marked at the entrance by a fine waterfall which tumbles into the River Crisul Repede (a tributary of the Tisza, Danube basin), Peştera de la Vadu-Crisului can be found at an altitude of 305.6m. It is formed in the Barremein Limestone and has been explored for 1km. It is composed of a principal gallery, with a stream for 800 m of its length. The cave is decorated throughout with some fine speleothems.
Text by Tony Oldham (2001). With kind permission.
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