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Mucin Cave

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Hidden : 03/03/2010
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:



SK:

Proces vzniku Mucinskej jaskyne je netradicny. V dobach pred cca 20 milionmi rokov bolo okolite uzemie vulkanicky cinne. Mohutny vybuch pravekej sopky pochoval pod niekolkometrovymi nanosmi sopecneho popola rozlahle uzemie, porastene vegetaciou. Pod sopecnym popolom skoncil aj statny kmen zvaleneho pravekeho stromu. Po milionoch rokov skamenenim sopecneho popola vznikol tvrdy tuf. Na druhej strane, kmen stromu zuholnatel a potom, ako sa k nemu dostala voda, postupne vyerodoval z tufu. Tak vznikol zaklad Mucinskej jaskyne. Ta sa casom rozsirila vplyvom prirodzeneho procesu erozie tufu a az v roku 2004 bola preskumana miestnymi jaskyniarmi.

Neklamnym potvrdenim hypotezy o vzniku jaskyne su zuholnatene zvysky konarov pravekeho stromu, ktore sa stale daju najst na stenach jaskyne (napr. hned pri vchode vpravo dole). Okrem toho, v jaskyni a blizkom okoli su odkryte tufove vrstvy, v ktorych boli najdene skameneliny pravekej vegetacie - vetiev, stoniek, listov. Ak sa poobzerate okolo seba, mozno sa vam podari nejaku tu skamenelinku objavit. Vraj sa nejake skamenele listy daju vidiet na zadnej stene jaskyne, ale priznam sa, neoveroval som to.

Vstup do jaskyne je na vlastne nebezpecenstvo. Sopecny tuf je velmi krehky, ale dost tazky ked spadne na hlavu, tak si davajte pozor.

Prosim odolajte pokuseniu a nelikvidujte tufove vrstvy v snahe najst skamenelinu. Tuf zvetrava aj sam a niekedy sa da najst pekna vec v kuskoch, ktore sa samovolne oddeluju zo stien.

Zdroje: Geosprievodca, ...

EN:

The process of Mucin Cave origination is quite uncommon. 20 million years ago, the surrounding area was volcanicly active. The eruption of nearby volcano covered a large area by thick layers of volcanic ash. The ash covered a lot of then-subtropical vegetation and, in particular, one fallen tree trunk, which later gave birth to the cave. After millions of years, the volcanic ash hardened and became volcanic tuff. On the other hand, the tree trunk carbonified. Later, after water found its way to the carbonified tree, it eroded out of the tuff, creating what was to become the Mucin Cave. The cave naturally expanded by tuff erosion, and only in the year 2004, it was inspected by local speleologists for the first time.

You can still find remnants of the carbonified tree's branches in the cave walls (e.g. right-bottom at the entrance). Moreover, the tuff beds are uncovered in the cave and its close surroundings. They carry a lot of fossils of prehistoric vegetation - leaves, branches, stems. If you carefully look around, you might find some of these. Allegedly there are also some leaf imprints preserved on the back cave wall, but I didn't check that.

Beware, entry to the cave is at your own risk! The volcanic tuff is quite fragile, but heavy if it falls upon your head, so please be careful.

Please resist the temptation to break up the tuff beds in order to find fossils. The tuff is weathering naturally and you can sometimes find a nice piece in the fragments fallen off the walls.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[SK] CBQ CYBFVABH
[EN] HAQRE CYNGSBEZ

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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