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General Characteristics

County (administration): Plzeň Region
District (town): Klatovy
Cadastre: Hartmanice, Bezděkov u Hartmanic
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 2233, 22331
Geological region: Šumava Moldanubicum - district KT; Moldanubicum of the Český les Mts.; Domažlice crystalline complex; W-Bohemian Pluton; W-Bohemian basic magmatites
Accessibility: - special entry permit necessary (military area, quarry, private land)
ID : 2229


Short characteristics of the site: Moldanubicum, metamorphic units, Šumava Mts. Natural cave in crystalline limestones. Unique occurrence of a karst feature in this unit. Nature reserve in the Protected Landscape Area. Crystalline limestones pass gradationally into erlans and together with them form an interlayer within mignatized sillimatine-biotite gneisses. The cave is several dozens ofmetres long, partly flooded and represents important wintering ground of bats.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - crystalline complex and pre-Variscian Palaeozoic - Moldanubicum - Metamorphic units in Moldanubicum
Stratigraphy: proterozoikum
Subject: structural geology, zoology, geomorphology, petrology
Geological phenomenon: karst cave
Genesis: metamorphic (general metamorphism), aquatic (water activity)
Rock: marble, dolomite, calc-silicate rock

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: Nature reserve in Protected landscape area
Additional information: See the Digital register of the Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection of the Czech Republic AOPK ČR
Protection of a geol. phenomenon: A - Protected Area: (geology is important aspect of Biological declared Locality )
Part of LEPA (Large-size especially protected areas): CHKO (Protected landscape area) - Šumava
Part of the Geopark: Královská Šumava (candidate National Geopark)
Conflicts of interests: without conflicts


Babůrek J. a kolektiv autorů, 2002: Vysvětlivky k základní geologické mapě Č R v měřítku 1 : 25 000 list 22331 Hartmanice.- Česká geologická služba Praha.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Babůrek Jiří, 19.05.04
Updated by: Plíšek Antonín 24.01.05, Gürtlerová Pavla 12.12.12


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 2229 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-12-08]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/2229.

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