The Jasovska Cave is situated in region of the Slovenske rudohorie Mts.,
geomorphological whole Slovak karst and subwhole Jasovska planina. The
geographical coordinates of its entrance are 48o40'40'' N.g. latitude and
20o58'41'' E.g. altitude. The Jasovska Cave is counted in a land-register of
the Jasov village in Kosice-country district.
The Jasovska Cave is a known cave system in the Jasovska skala Mt., situated
in the northeastern part of the
Slovak karst. The cave is created in
mesozoic carbonate rocks of the Silica Nappe - limestones and dolomites of
the Middle Triassic. It represents complicated system of the domes and
passages what was evolved in five levels. A summary length of the surveyed
spaces is 2308 m and an amplitude of the altitude is 42 m. A rich decoration
of the flowstones, sinter streamfalls, curtains and other forms of the
calcite dripstone are presented.
The cave is remarkable by archeological finds from the Paleolithic Age to the
Middle Historic Age. It demonstrates a historical evolution of the relation
between man and cave in a time range up ten thousands years from primary
settlement over refugium and prehistoric factory to today's object of the
science research, the tourist attraction and the speleotherapeutic spa. The
Jasovska cave is countered to oldest show caves in world.
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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