FATNIČKO POLJE - ФАТНИЧКО ПОЉЕ
The Devon Karst Research Society & Speleološko Društvo "Zelena Brda"
Istočna Hercegovina, Bosna i Hercegovina.
Источна Херцеговина, Босна и Херцеговина,
FATNIČKO POLJE - ФАТНИЧКО ПОЉЕ
Fatnica Polje, Eastern Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Webpage last updated 29 January 2006.
(under major reconstruction)
Section 11.0.    OTHER SHAFTS AND CAVES  -  DRUGE JAME I PEĆINE  -  ДРУГЕ ЈАМЕ И ПЕЋИНЕ :
Fatničko Polje Section 11.0. Webpage Contents :
Introduction :  (opposite).
Section 11.1.  Lepirnica Pećina.
Section 11.2.  Lončića Pećina.
Section 11.3.  Puževa Pećina.
Section 11.4.  Tumorovača Jama.
Section 11.5.  Vasilica Pećina.
Section 11.6.  Velika Pećina.
Section 11.7.  Zvonuša Jama.

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INTRODUCTION :

There are many caves and potholes (karst shafts) scattered around at various locations within the greater depression of the Fatničko Karst Polje.
The vertical "jamas" are mostly situated on or above the main karst terrace or "zaravan" or its residual areas, at or around the ca. 600m.asl. contour (2165 feet.) above the polje-floor level, and repesent fossil ponors. Much of the "zaravan" area is comparatively unexplored in terms of modern-day methods of exploration. We now give some details of the most well-known caves and karst pits..

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LEPIRNICA PEĆINA  -  ЛЕПИРНИЦА ПЕЋИНА  -  VAMPIRE CAVE :
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Photo FP11.1.2. Looking out of the entrance.
(Photo :  Hungarian Team.)

11.1.  LEPIRNICA PEĆINA  -  ЛЕПИРНИЦА ПЕЋИНА  -  VAMPIRE CAVE :


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

11.1.1.  LOCATION :
[GPS Identifiers :  not known.]
This is located in the Lower Polje area near and south of Velika Pećina.
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11.1.2.  DESCRIPTION :
It is hydrologically active and contains lakes and syphons and many areas well decorated with sinter deposits.
(Further details are now available and are in preparation for web-publishing).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

.....Photo FP11.1.1...A view of the Entrance to Lepirnica Pećina.
.....(Photo :  Hungarian Team, November 2005.)

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11.2.  LONČIĆA PEĆINA  -  ЛОНЧИЋА ПЕЋИНА  -   "SMALL POT" CAVE.

11.2.1.  LOCATION :
[GPS Identifiers :  not known.]
This is located on the "Ljut" section of the residual corrosional plateau, just beyond the north-west extremity of Fatničko Polje, to the north of Selo Divin, on the left side of the main road.
11.2.2.  DESCRIPTION :
(Details to follow when available).

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11.3.  PUŽEVA PEĆINA  -  ПУЖЕВА ПЕЋИНА  -   SNAIL CAVE.

11.3.1.  LOCATION :
[GPS Identifiers :  not known.]
This is located high up on the limestone cliffs above Fatnica Village.
11.3.2.  DESCRIPTION :
(Details to follow when available).

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11.4.  TUMOROVAČA JAMA  -  ТУМОРОВАЧА ЈАМА  -  WANDERERS PIT.

11.4.1.  LOCATION :
[GPS Identifiers :  not known.]
This is located on the limestone plateau ridge between the Fatničko and Dabarsko Polja and is at an approximate elevation of 660m asl. (2165 feet.)
11.4.2.  DESCRIPTION :
This karst shaft is another old ponor, of which we currently have no information.
(Further details to follow when available).

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11.5.  VASILICA PEĆINA  -  ВАСИЛИЦА ПЕЋИНА  -  VASILICA CAVE :

11.5.1.  LOCATION :
[GPS Identifiers :  not known.]
This is located high up on the limestone cliffs above Fatnica Village at an approximate elevation of 850m asl. (2789 feet.)
11.5.2.  DESCRIPTION :
(Details to follow when available).

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11.6.  VELIKA PEĆINA  -  ВЕЛИКА ПЕЋИНА  -  THE GREAT CAVE :

11.6.1.  LOCATION :
[GPS Identifiers :  not known.]
The entrance to this long cave system is 4m above the polje-floor in the north-west of the polje at an elevation of 475m asl. (1558 feet.).
11.6.2.  DESCRIPTION :
Its length is reportedly to be in the order of 2,800m with additional side passages, all of which penetrate the depths of the karst ridge or barrier "Ljut" separating Fatničko Polje from Dabarsko Polje. The morphology of the cave would suggest that it formed along structural geological pre-dispositions.

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11.7.  ZVONUŠA JAMA  -  ЗВОНУША JAMА  -  RINGING PIT :

11.7.1.  LOCATION :
[GPS Identifiers :  not known.]
This is located on the limestone plateau between the Fatničko and Dabarsko Polja near Selo Batinići and is at an approximate elevation of 625m asl. (2051 feet.)
11.7.2.  DESCRIPTION :
This karst shaft is an old ponor. Ržehak reports in 1962 that the "Speleološko Društvo NRBiH" explored it in 1956 and again in 1957. He reports again in 1965 that its depth is -112m. It is currently explored to a depth of -200m. and would appear to be an abandoned upper part of Velika Pećina.
(Further details to follow when available).

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