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Mažarná cave - Greater Fatra, Slovakia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rikitan
N 48° 56.442 E 018° 57.607
34U E 350625 N 5422869
Quick Description: Cave Mažarná in Greater Fatra mountains can be visited directly on hiking trail to summit of Tlsta. Its wide entrance is freely open to public. Cave is notable mostly for archeological excavations of cave bear bones and pottery from Bronze Age.
Location: Žilinský kraj, Slovakia
Date Posted: 7/21/2014 3:07:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMM4TZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
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Long Description:

There are more than 6200 caves including shorter caves of overhang character and Karst territories cover more than 2700 in Slovakia. The majority of registered caves is in the Slovak Karst, Low Tatras and Spiš-Gemer Karst (Slovak Paradise, Muráò Plateau), Greater Fatra, Western, High and Belianske Tatras.

Our caves are mostly formed in Mesozoic Middle Triassic Limestones, less in travertines and sporadically in other less soluble rocks. More than 180 caves are formed in non-karst rocks (andesites, basalts and their volcanoclastics, sandstones, quartzites, shales, quartz).
Mazarna cave, Greater Fatra

Wide entrance to cave Mazarna in Greater Fatra mountains is located directly on a hiking trail to summit of Tlsta in elevation 830 metres. It is accessible for public. Cave is more than 130 metres long, created by leaking water with carbon dioxide. Massive entrance was formed by frost weathering.

Entrance hall is about 45 metres long and continues in two narrow corridors to different directions - south and northeastwards. There is another hall after NE corridor. Cave is important for archeologists - bones of cave bear and pottery from Bronze Age were found here.

Jaskyna Mažarná, Ve¾ká Fatra

Mazarna je turisticky volne dostupna jaskyna v masive Tlstej, priamo na modrej turistickej znacke veducej na vrchol. V nadmorskej vyske 830 metrov sa nachadza neprehliadnutelny sirokansky vchod do 45 metrov dlhej vstupnej siene.

Za nou jaskyna pokracuje Granatovou chodbou (bola pomenovana podla nalezu rucnych granatov z obdobia SNP) na juh a Stlpovou chodbou (ktora je zdobena kvaplovymi stlpmi, stalagmitmi a sintrovymi misami) na severovychod. Za chodbou je este Jazierkova sien. V priestoroch jaskyne boli najdene kosti jaskynneho medveda a nalezy z doby bronzovej (kultura s kanelovou keramikou).

Sources / zdroje:
Type of Land: National Park

Managed By: State Nature Conservancy of the Slovak Republic - Slovak Caves Administration

Contact Info:

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Cave: Karst Cave

Contains Stalactites: yes

Contains Stalagmites: yes

Contains Bats: no

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Visit Instructions:
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