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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, 2010, Vol 61, Issue -3, p. 89-101
Das DÖF-Sonnenleiter- Höhlensystem (1625/379 a-j), tiefste Höhle der Steiermark und des Toten Gebirges
Abstract:
Since 1985 a small group of the Obersteier caving club (Verein für Höhlenkunde in Obersteier, VHO) has been systematically exploring the caves in a highly carstified area called In den Karen in the southeastern part of the Totes Gebirge mountain range. Up to now about 50 new caves have been surveyed. Most important is DÖF-Sonnenleiter- Höhlensystem consisting of DÖF-Schacht and Sonnenleiterschacht, two shaft caves which were connected in 1999. By 2007 this vast cave system was surveyed to a length of 18.2 km and a total depth of 1054 m. It was the first cave found in Totes Gebirge und in the Styria deeper than 1000 m. During the last few years exploration has been concentrating on the Ozonloch shaft, which has been surveyed to a depth of 591 m and a length of more than 2 km. In January 2008 a connection with DÖF-Sonnenleiter-Höhlensystem could finally be established pushing it to a total length of 21930 m with 1092 m of height difference. Apart from exploration history the article deals with the karst area and the characteristics of the cave system.