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Štramberský kras

Na Horečkách quarry (On fevers quarry; 402 m)

In the past, the Na Horečkách quarry was known as a Barabáš quarry or a quarry of the Vítkovice mining society. Plots in this area were purchased by municipality of the Theresian Academy in Vienna in 1870 to establish a quarry. In 1887 the rock from the quarry began to be processed for lime in the limekilns at the today´s railway station. Furnace was built by Adolf Raska. Then the quarry and the limekilns were owned by the firm of lords Knauer and Barabáš, who built for the processing of stone from the quarry more limekilns. In the 60s of the 20th century, it was connected to the Kotouč quarry and today is a part of the mining area Štramberk I – Kotouč. Production in this part of the mining area was completed in the 1970s. In 1979 it was built in this locality the department of the Science-Research Coal Institute in Ostrava – Radvanice. There are three experimental excavated tunnels used for research of the blasting safety. They are tested e.g. a resistence of various devices or building structures to explosions. This is a unique workplace of its kind in Central Europe. During the open days organized by a research institute on various occasions, the employees of the institute demonstrate the explosions of various „normal“ substances, such as flour or coal dust. Visitors can experience personally the hazards of some industrial plants.

GPS position

N 49° 35.148', E 18° 7.449'



Geopark Podbeskydí/Občanské sdružení Hájenka
Ing. Dalibor Kvita