The Gombasecka Cave is situated in the Slovenske Rudohorie Mts.,
geomorphological whole Slovak karst and subwhole the Silicka planina Plateau.
The Gombasecka Cave entrance geographical coordinates are 48o33'46''
N.g.latitude and 20o28'02'' E.g.longitude and the cave is counted in the
village Slavec land-register in Roznava district. The spring of the Cierny
potok Brook outflowed from the cave is on the altitude of 244 m a.s.l.
The Gombasecka Cave is a spring cave of the large underground hydrologic
system of the stream Cierny potok (Black Brook) in western part of the
Silicka planina Plateau in the
Slovak karst. The
Silicka ladnica Ice Cave is further known part of this system.
The Gombasecka Cave rose in light wetterstein
limestones of the Middle Triassic Age. The oval-shape passages are created in two altitude levels
alongside the tectonic breakdowns by erosion
activity of the Cierny potok stream. The Gombasecka Cave is geologically
young cave therefore there isn't seen any alternations of the accumulation
and erosion phases.
Dripstone decoration is unique by forests of the thin long (up to 3 m) straw
and spaghetti stalactites of the white and pink colors. Few domes and
passages are decorated by this beautiful splendour looked like a stone rain. The
pagoda-shaped and cone-shaped stalagmites are remarkable too. Cavers from
Roznava headed V. Rozloznik discovered the cave at November 21, 1951. In 1955
the cave was opened to public. There is a part of the exposition tour 300 m
length. The total length of the cave is 1525 m.
More detailed information can be found on pages
SLOVAKIA CAVE SERVER prepared by
Eduard Kladiva (Old Cave Dog) from
Speleoclub CASSOVIA .
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