Ochtinská Aragonitová Jaskyna

Ochtina Aragonite Cave


Useful Information

Location: Revucka Highland, between Jelsava and Stitnik. Revucka vrchovina, Hradok, cadastral area Ochtina, district Roznava, Kosicky region.
Open: APR to 15-MAY Tue-Sun 930 11 1230 14
16-MAY to 15-SEP Tue-Sun 9-16 on the full hour
16-SEP to OCT Tue-Sun 930 11 1230 14
Fee: Adults 80,- SKK, Students 60,- SKK, Children (4-15) 40,- SKK, Foto 100,- SKK, Video 300,- SKK. Foreign language tour (additional): Adults 50,- SKK, Students 40,- SKK, Children (4-15) 20,- SKK.
Classification:  Karst cave, Palaeozoic crystalline limestones in phyllites (non-karst rocks). Hydrothermal cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: L=300m.
Guided tours: L=585m, D=45min.
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Address: Ochtinská Aragonitová Jaskyna, 049 31 Roznavske Bystre, Tel: +421-941-4881050.
Správa Slovenských Jaskýn, Hodžova 11, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, +421-849-5536411, Fax: +421-849-5536311. E-mail: contact.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:58:31 $

History

 
1954discovered by mining.
1972opened for the public.
1995enrolled into UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Description

Ochtinska Aragonitova Jaskyna is, as the name says, an aragonite cave, the only one open to the public in Slovakia. The  Aragonite occurs in kidney-shaped, needle-shaped and spiral forms.

The geological situation is really interesting and unique. In the Ochtinsky cryptokarst Palaeozoic limestones are located between phyllites, which are non-soluble rocks. In the Upper Cretaceous, part of the limestones was hydrothermically transformed into ankerites and siderites.

The rich aragonite filling of the cave was formed under the specific conditions of this geological situation.


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