The Silicka ladnica Ice Cave is situated in the Slovenske Rudohorie Mts.,
geomorphological whole Slovak karst and subwhole the Silicka planina Plateau.
The geographical coordinates of the Silicka ladnica Ice Cave entrance are
48o32'58'' N.g.latitude and 20o30'18'' E.g.longitude. The cave is counted in
a land-register of the village Silica in Roznava district.
Silicka ladnica Ice Cave and the
Gombasecka Cave are part of the large underground
hydrologic system based on the underground stream Cierny potok. The system
covers a western part of the Silicka planina Plateau in the
The great portal of the sheer passage opens an large ice chamber with a sinking
glacier and ice stalactites. The glaciation of the entrance chasm
is very young phenomenon what was happened by the roof falling around two
thousand years ago. The Silicka ladnica Ice Cave is a static ice cave with
the maximum volume of the floor ice about 340 m3.
The cave continues along the underground stream Cierny potok by a sequence of the
shallow siphons alternated large domes. In the first, Archaeological Dome,
a rich primeval settlement was discovered. Finds of the pottery is counted to
The dripstone decoration is little distributed, mainly as sinter crusts and
wall cascades. In the remote domes very long spaghetti stalactites can be found.
- Bukk Culture from the Late Stone Age (Neolithic)
- Hallstatt Period (2nd millenium B.C.)
- La Tene Culture (the Late Iron Age, begin of our era)
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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