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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

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Original article

Die Hoehle, 2007, Vol 58, Issue -3, p. 58-68
Forschungen 1993 - 2006 im Burgunderschacht (1625/20, Totes Gebirge, Stmk)
The cave system Burgunderschacht (1628/20 a-ai) is located in the so-called Tauplitz-Schachtzone (Tauplitz shaft zone) at the southern margin of the Totes Gebirge. Already in the 1970s, French caving expeditions reached a depth of 827 m and roughly mapped some 2.5 km of passages. In the middle of the 1980s, members of the Caving Club of Vienna and Lower Austria started a systematic exploration of the Tauplitz-Schachtzone including a detailed documentation of the Burgunderschacht. The cave system is characterised by mainly active vadose pits that give access to inactive phreatic galleries in various altitudinal levels. Until 1992, a total of 10,055 m of passages down to a depth of 523 m were mapped, summarized in a monography on the area by Hermann (1993). Since then, explorations by cavers from eastern Austria continued, leading to a present length of 20,160 m. This is mainly due to discoveries within the extensive horizontal levels at an altitude of 1700 and 1550 m a.s.l. as well as connections with two major nearby caves: Wasserfallschacht in the year 1994 and Huslerhhle (2003). The knowledge of the cave system concerning genesis, hydrology, and cave ice have been considerably enriched and the differences to and similarities with other caves in the eastern Totes Gebirge are more precise now. For future years, there are several promising continuations including pits that could lead further down and potential connections with the ~18 km long DFSonnenleiterHhlensystem and to the cloze-by ~2 km long Canyonschacht.