Ochtinska Aragonite Cave (Ochtinská aragonitová jaskyňa)

Region:Region Košice (Košický kraj)
District:Rožňava
City / Municipality:Ochtiná
Tourist location:Gemer
Mountains:Slovak Karst (Slovenský kras)
National park:National park Slovak Karst (Národný park Slovenský kras)
World Heritage:UNESCO Natural Heritage
Latitude:48° 39' 52.1388" / 48.664483
Longitude:20° 18' 32.943599999748" / 20.30915099999993
Included in categories: Caves, UNESCO World Heritage in Slovakia
Unesco world heritage
Ochtinska Aragonite Cave (Ochtinská aragonitová jaskyňa) is located in eastern Slovakia in Region Košice (Košický kraj), district Rožňava. There are few similar accessed caves in the world. The cave is unique in the richness and variety of aragonite decoration and the creation and development of underground spaces. Rich aragonite fill was created under specific conditions in closed underground spaces. Aragonite decoration occurs in renal, needle and spiral form. Aragonite is a mineral - calcium carbonate, which arises for example in rocks, caves in limestone areas, in the vicinity of thermal springs. The cave was discovered in 1954, it was opened to the public in 1972. The entrance to the cave is at an altitude of 642 m. a.s.l.. The average temperature in the cave is 7.2 - 7.8 ° C. The total length of the cave is 585 m, the length of the tour is 300 m. The guided tour takes 30 ... ... Read more

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