This publication specializes in the hole and exploration of greater than 350 formerly undiscovered caves of the Slovenian Karst, stumbled on in the course of toll road development paintings. The summarizes the making plans of site visitors roads and provides the hot findings got in the course of development, in addition to experiences on newly-discovered karst phenomena and karst waters and their protection.
Earthmoving paintings in the course of development has published a cross-section of the outside of the Classical Karst, coated karst with well-known underground stone forests and certain karst in breccia. learn performed in those caves has yielded a few new findings on how the karst floor and underground have been shaped, at the move of water via karst aquifers, and at the evolution of karst on quite a few sorts of rock and less than a number of stipulations. The paintings was once written via researchers from the ZRC SAZU Karst learn Institute and the Institute of Geology AS CR. The reader will enjoy the authors’ collaboration with planners and developers, which bargains beneficial insights for the making plans and execution in their personal actions in karst areas.
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The great cavernosity of this part of the Karst region is highlighted by the numerous shafts and ﬁssures that were discovered during earthworks. Similarly, this part of the Karst region showed no traces of surface water flows from the period when the limestone was still dammed. The same conclusion was made earlier while working on the route between Čebulovica and Dane. We discovered that all the alluvium is of cave origin. One of the most reliable indicators of permeability, the great cavernosity characterizing this area, reminds us how delicately and carefully we must proceed with the construction and subsequent use of this motorway.
3 An unroofed cave—an elongated indentation in the karst surface Fig. 1 Unroofed Caves and the Karst Surface Fig. 5 An unroofed part of a cave network after clearing out the alluvia Fig. 6 Gravel alluvium in an unroofed cave 35 36 3 Unroofed Caves Near Kozina and Their Identification caves; it was commonly overlaying old alluvial deposits or ﬁlling the space below the shelves which were created in the beginning section of passages. The rubble came about as the result of rock disintegration during the cold Pleistocene epoch.
The ﬁlled up Fig. 1 Removing soil and sediments from a ﬁlled up doline dolines often retain water. Near Divača there are 11 dolines per kilometre of the route, and between Divača and Sežana there are only 5. The south section of the motorway Čebulovica-Divača is pitted with large funnel-shaped dolines which contain small amounts of loam. The limestone of the Divača lowland is predominantly scarred with bowl-shaped and ﬁlled up dolines. The latter are rather small, with 30–50 m in diameter and run 5–15 m deep.
Cave Exploration in Slovenia: Discovering Over 350 New Caves During Motorway Construction on Classical Karst (Cave and Karst Systems of the World)