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Chýnovská jeskyně

General Characteristics

County (administration): South Bohemia Region
District (town): Tábor
Cadastre: Dolní Hořice
Map 1 : 50 000 (sheet No): 2313, 23134
Geological region: Bohemian Moldanubicum
Accessibility: - no traffic restriction ( by car)
Excursion locality: yes
ID : 508


Short characteristics of the site: Chýnov caves. They were formed in a lense of crystalline limestones within amphibolites. Their surroundings are formed of two-mica paragneisses up to micaschists. Caves do not possess dripstone decoration, but sintre coatings and erosional structures are very attractive.
Regional geologic unit: Bohemian Massif - crystalline complex and pre-Variscian Palaeozoic - Moldanubicum - Metamorphic units in Moldanubicum
Stratigraphy: proterozoikum
Subject: petrology, geomorphology, history, quaternary geology, structural geology
Geological phenomenon: karst, karst cave, rock chimney, outcrop
Genesis: aquatic (water activity), metamorphic (general metamorphism)
Rock: marble, dolomite, mica schist, paragneiss

Territorial conservation

Level of protection: National nature monument
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: (declared as Geological locality)
Conflicts of interests: without conflicts


Homola V./1942/: Chýnovská jeskyně na Pacově hoře.-Věst.Čes.spol.nauk.Praha. Skřivánek F., Stárka V./1954/: Možnosti objevu nových podzemních prostor v SPR Chýnovská jeskyně.-Ochrana přír.9,198-201,Praha.

Elaboration and Updating

Elaborated by: Štěpánek Petr, 14.11.94
Updated by: Štěpánek Petr 13.11.08, Štěpánek Petr 08.09.10


The database Significant geological localities of the Czech Republic: 508 [online]. Prague: Czech Geological Survey, 1998 [cit. 2023-12-08]. Available from: http:// lokality.geology.cz/508.

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