Ochtinská Aragonitová Jaskyna

Ochtina Aragonite Cave

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Location: Revucka Highland, between Jelsava and Stitnik. Revucka vrchovina, Hradok, cadastral area Ochtina, district Roznava, Kosicky region.
Open: 15-MAY to MAY Tue-Sun 9:30, 11, 12:30, 14.
JUN to AUG Tue-Sun 9-16, hourly on the full hour.
SEP to 15-NOV Tue-Sun 9:30, 11, 12:30, 14.
Fee: Adults EUR 8, Children (6-15) EUR 4, Students EUR 7, Disabled EUR 4, Seniors (60+) EUR 7.
Foto Permit EUR 10.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave Palaeozoic crystalline limestones in phyllites (non-karst rocks). Hydrothermal cave.
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: L=300 m.
Guided tours: L=585 m, D=45 min. V=28,000/a [2000]
Address: Ochtinská Aragonitová Jaskyna, 049 31 Roznavske Bystre, Tel: +421-941-4881050.
Správa slovenských jaskýň, Hodžova 11, 031 01 Liptovský Mikuláš, Tel: +421-44-553-61-01, Tel: +421-44-553-64-11. E-mail: contact.
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1954 discovered by the construction of an exploratory tunnel.
1972 opened for the public.
1995 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Ochtinska Aragonitova Jaskyna is, as the name says, an aragonite cave, the only one open to the public in Slovakia. The Speleothemaragonite occurs in kidney-shaped, needle-shaped and spiral forms. The aragonite needles with a length of up to 30 cm are quite exceptional.

The geological situation is really interesting and unique. In the Ochtinsky cryptokarst Palaeozoic limestones are located between phyllites, which are non-soluble rocks. In the Upper Cretaceous, part of the limestones was hydrothermically transformed into ankerites and siderites. The rich aragonite content of the cave was formed under the specific conditions of this geological situation.