Pseudokarst Caves

Pseudokarst caves are usually formed by mechanical processes, and are conditional on tectonic structure and waterproofness of the rockc. These caverns could be very large and we can determine several various types of them according to their origin, e.g., joint caves, layer caves, collapsed caves etc. The Geopark features a number of pseudokarst caves, especially in less resistant quartzose sandstones. Many of them reach considerable sizes (Postojna, Ludmilina, Sklepy). In the past, they were often used as dwellings by cave people, and their sedimentary fill contains archeologically significant contents.





Voda pak proudí puklinami a postupně je erozí rozšiřuje do podoby větších prostor. V geoparku je řada puklinových jeskyní, zejména v málo odolných kvádrových pískovcích. Mnohé z nich dosahují značných rozměrů (Postojna, Ludmilina atd.). V minulosti byly často domovem jeskynních lidí a v sedimentech uvnitř se skrývá archeologicky zajímavý obsah.



Created 18.2.2020 14:52:24 - updated 28.2.2020 22:50:57 | read 482x | sprokesova
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