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Štramberský kras

Pouťová cave (Fairground Cave, 425 m)

The cave was rediscovered first on 1st May 1999 at the time of fairground in the city of Štramberk. It is located at the bottom of an abandoned quarry Dolní Kamenárka (Lower Kamenárka; formerly also the Municipal quarry). It was rediscovered after removing a modern backfill of foundry sand and slag in the context of building a botanical garden and arboretum. So far, explored part of the cave consists of a deep shaft with a plan about 4×2 and has an average slope of 52 °. It is based on a major tectonic breakdown in the Jurassic limestone passing through the wall and a bottom of the quarry. The cave was first discovered during mining in the Municipal quarry in 1896. Oldřich Hrstka and Ferdinand Sopuch from the house Nr. 396 at Hraničky got to the furthest point in the cave. Allegedly, they descended on the contemporary bottom at a depth of 50 m and left here a carbide. Then, for security reasons, it was backfilled in a short time at the quarry supervisor´s bid­ding. The cave was mentioned in the Mining calendar from years 1901 and 1903. The cave was recently backfilled with a debris from the quarry up to a depth of 26 meters. Under this backfill has been found clays and glacial sands which got to a cave in connection with the last glaciation. To date, the cave was dug to a depth of 55 m. Revelatory work is strongly complicated by the presence of almost year-round water in the cave. Water fills up the cave up to 20 m during the moist parts of the year. The aim of exploratory work is to get into the expected system of horizontal tunnels, which, according to a geological borehole, are located close to the cave at a depth of 80 meters and are in contact with the water about 1 km south of the cave.

GPS position

N 49° 35.288', E 18° 7.484'



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