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The Karstography of the DINARIC KARST IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Part 3. Eastern Herzegovina.
CERNIČKO POLJE - ЦЕРНИЧКО ПОЉЕ
Cernica Polje, BiH-RS Trebinje Region - Gacko Municipality.
Updated 12 November 2006.
"Fairy Cave" Karst Resurgence Spring
Vrelo "Vilina Pećina"
Врело "Вилина Пећина"
There are many karst springs along the whole length of Cerničko Polje. We shall try to enumerate and describe them here, as and when we have investigated each one.
CAVE" KARST RESURGENCE SPRING - VRELO "VILINA PEĆINA"
- ВРЕЛО "ВИЛИНА ПEЋИНА" :
Both the views of the entrance were recorded from the vantage point of the top (dry) entrance of the Izvor "Vilina Pećina" directly opposite. The vrelo was devoid of flowing water on both occasions and was even drier inside than when visited a year previously. During August 2005., the interior had a lake. In 2006., there was no lake.
cave is formed on massive fractures which are also evidenced in a spectacular
fashion outside and nearby to the east in the polje.
various reasons, we are limiting further web-published coverage of this
"Fairy Cave" Karst Exsurgence Spring
Izvor "Vilina Pećina"
Извор "Вилина Пећина"
CAVE" KARST EXSURGENCE SPRING - IZVOR "VILINA PEĆINA"
- ИЗВОР "ВИЛИНА ПEЋИНА" :
This permanent A-type (authigenic) karst exsurgence spring has at least two cave entrances, an accessible fossil upper entrance and an hydrologically active lower entrance, which is currently obscured beneath a boulder pile. It is located on the northern border of the polje-floor, below and to the west of the village of Ključ, at the tectonic (overthrust) contact between Eocene Flysch and Limestone, at an elevation of 850m. asl. directly opposite the large entrance of Vrelo "Vilina Pećina".
This spring is the permanent one of the two sources of the short karst river "Ključka Rijeka". Although we are referring to it's functionality as that of an A-Type (authigenic) karst spring, there is currently some question about this status.
In connection with this, we are investigating the hydrology of some of the ponors on the northern side of the Baba Massif around Bašići in Gatačko (Malo) Polje.
wide upper entrance leads into a sloping series of dry passages, long abandoned
by the exsurging water, which now appears from a separate orifice developed
on the same neo-vertical fracture, but about 20 metres lower down near
the polje floor.
"Studenac" Karst Exsurgence Spring
KARST EXSURGENCE SPRING - IZVOR "STUDENAC" - ИЗВОР
This is a permanently flowing A-type (authigenic) karst exsurgence spring. It is located at the extreme eastern end of the Western Section of Cerničko Polje, out on the polje-floor north-west of the Ponor "Ključka Rijeka", at an elevation of 850m. asl. The low yield of this spring trickles down to join the upstream end of the ponor-approach canyon.
This is another permanent flow karst spring with little variation between Qmin and Qmax throughout the year. It's supply is the karst "groundwater" in the enormous limestone massif behind the spring. This water is potable.
Karst Exsurgence Spring
KARST EXSURGENCE SPRING - IZVOR "MIJAILOV" - ИЗВОР
This is a permanently flowing A-type (authigenic) karst exsurgence spring. It is located in the centre of the Western Section of Cerničko Polje. We currently have no further information about or images of this captured spring.
KARST EXSURGENCE SPRING - IZVOR [nepoznat] - ИЗВОР
This is a permanently flowing A-type (authigenic) karst exsurgence spring, located in the Eastern Section of Cerničko Polje.
We currently have no further information about this karst spring.
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