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Miocene-Pliocene age of cave Snežna Jama na Raduhi, Southern Alps, Slovenia
Mihevc, A. ; Horáček, I. ; Pruner, Petr ; Zupan Hajna, N. ; Čermák, Stanislav ; Wagner, Jan ; Bosák, Pavel
Snežna jama cave is 1,600 m long horizontal cave at about 1,500 m a.s.l. in Raduha Massif (Kamnik-Savinja Alps) rich in cave deposits (both allogenic sediments and massive flowstones). The cave size, shape and deposits show (1) formation of the cave in different conditions, and (2) its substantial age. A 4.8 m deep pit was excavated in allogenic sediments. Samples were taken both for palaeomagnetic analysis and palaeontological screening. Sediments consist of rhythmically arranged layers deposited in phreatic conditions. Fragments of rodent teeth and a well-preserved molar of genus Baranomys were identified. Fossil remains indicate mammalian zone MN 16 and MN 14. A high-resolution palaeomagnetic analysis revealed total of 3 principal normal polarized and 2 principal reverse polarized magnetozones. If we accept the palaeontologic calibration, the deposition took place within Gauss and Gilbert chrons, from about 2.6 to more than 5 Ma. Long sedimentation period is in concordance with the cave rocky relief that shows phreatic and epiphreatic morphology and predates the main uplift of the area for about 900 m.
Rentgenově difrakční analýzy vzorků z výplní jeskyní ve Slovinsku
Bosák, Pavel ; Melka, Karel ; Zupan Hajna, N.
Totally 85 X-ray diffraction patterns were performed from 21 samples of cave sediments from various caves in Slovenia. The most interesting are samples Nos. 15 and 16 composed nearly completely by smectite. Randomly interestratified structure of chlorite (60 %) and smectite (40 %) was identified in samples Nos. 9 and 10. Admixtures of magnetite (No. 4), haematite (Nos. 4, 13), goethite, (No. 14) and boehmite (No 13) were recorded in some samples. Phyllosilicates are mostly represented by chlorite, mica, micaceous mineral (illite?), in lesser extent by kaolinite and in one sample probably by vermiculite (No. 11). Quartz and sometimes calcite represent prevailing minerals. Feldspar (mostly plagioclase) is common constituent, nevertheless in lesser amounts. One sample (No. 11) contained amphibole.

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