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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, 2008, Vol 59, Issue -3, p. 96-102
Die Erforschung des Unterfelds in der Hirlatzhöhle
Abstract:
The results from six years of exploration in the eastern part of Hirlatz Cave in the Dachstein Mountains are presented. Boltclimbing led to the discovery of a huge tunnel 60 m above the canyon at the former end of the cave. The tunnel opened out into a big dome called Kolosseum and continued through more canyons to a 80 m climb. Above the climb, the passage sinks into the waters of a lake at the contact zone of limestone and dolomite. Two sumps were dived, then a dry shortcut could be found that enabled further exploration. More spectacular discoveries followed, but finally the main tunnel forked and all passages submerged into a muddy sump area. All in all more than 6 km of new galleries could be surveyed in this area of the cave, called Unterfeld. The total length of the cave reached 96.2 km in February 2008. This article gives a short outline of the history of explorations, a more detailed description of the new passages and some observations of geological and hydrological relevance.