Speleologists discovered a cave that may belong among the deepest non-karst caves in Slovakia

They currently have a depth of 40 metres, but this is not the final measurement as speleologists will keep on researching the formation.

(Source: Courtesy of CHKO Štiavnické Vrchy, Peter Farbiak)

In the Kremnické mountains speleologists discovered a cave that may belong among the deepest caves of non-karst origin in Slovakia. The cave was named “Diera nad Pastorkom”. Speleologists have measured a depth of 39.3 metres, but this will not be the final figure.

“The lowest measured place is not final,” said Peter Holúbek, speleologist of Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology in Liptovský Mikuláš, as quoted by the SITA newswire. “It would be possible to work there and continue but the place is very narrow. The fact that the cave continues is proved by the draught.”

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