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The Chýnov Cave

Name:The Chýnov Cave
Name original:Chýnovská jeskyně
ISCA member:CAVE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Country:Czech Republic
State / Region:
Length:1400 m
Depth:74 m
Elevation of entrance:547 m
Number of visitors:38000 / per year
Temperature:5.00 - 9.00 °C
Length of show path:260 m
Duration of visit:40 min
Latitude:49.4294815063
Longitude:14.8331756592
Address:391 55 Chýnov
Town / City:
Email:chynov@caves.cz
Phone:+420 381 299 034
Fax:+420 381 299 255
Web:www.caves.cz

Basic info

The Chýnov cave was discovered in 1863 during works in a quarry. In 1868, after necessary adaptations, this became the first Czech cave accessible to the public. The original stone staircases can still be seen there and the tour around the cave is a small trip to the history. The Chýnov cave was formed in stages by corrosion, which widened various fissures, aided by water running through the fissures and washing out solid substances. The principal wealth of the cave is not stalactites and stalagmites but colourful walls and ceilings, where white, yellow and brown marble facets take turns with dark amphibolite fillings. These two materials are the source of the remarkable circular shapes to be seen in the walls. The steep corridors of the cave go as deep as 41 m down to the surface level of an underground stream. The total length of the cave system, not fully investigated yet, is over 1,400 m, with 280 m already accessible to the visitors. The spaces outside the sightseeing tour are under speleologists’ and speleo-divers’ investigation, which in the 1980’s and 90’s resulted in the discovery of extensive, permanently water-filled spaces with unique druses of flint stone and other minerals.

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04. July 2018

Kungur Ice Cave - An invitation

"Pearl" of Russia. The current 2018 became significant for Russia. Holding the FIFA World Cup positively influenced economy of many regions of our country. Eleven cities of the Russian Federation accepting athletes and fans from around the world. Majority of them want not only to visit football matches, but also to get acquainted with nearby sights. Doesn't stand aside, the mislaid in Perm Krai, small and cosy city Kungur and the well-known Kungur Ice cave. Located in 300 km from Yekaterinburg, the city Kungur joined the cities-participants of the World Cup. From it tourists go to the Ice cave, having brought so various geography in visits statistics. It is possible indefinitely to list the countries residents which visited for these days the kingdom of eternal winter: Mexico, Peru, Australia, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, China, USA, India, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, France … Foreign tourists and citizens of Russia, having visited the Kungur ice cave, often can't express that delight which covers them after the excursion on the fantastic underground world. What is surprising and unique in the Kungur Ice cave? In what it is one and only? First, in variety of forms of ice which are presented in the cave in more than 100 kinds. Secondly, an availability of long-term ices, which age is several hundreds of years, in spite of the fact that the cave is on an insignificant elevation mark. Thirdly, the cave length, it takes the fifth place on extent among caves of a plaster karst. Fourthly, there are several long and volume grottoes, that isn't characteristic of plaster caves. Fifthly, exotic contrast, during the summer period, from a heat in + 30 degrees outside to the subzero temperature of underground halls. This list of factors which characterize fantastic space can be listed infinitely, but as the popular Russian wisdom says "A picture is worth a thousand words". Welcome to the Kungur Ice cave!!! Ekaterina Noskova

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Cave Prehistory Resources

blogger: Darricau Joëlle
Dear Cave Prehistory fans, if you are interested in cave prehistory literature, feel free to search under this link: http://www.ifrao.com/robert-g-bednarik/r-g-bednarik-library/

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