The Polytechnika Cave near Irkutsk (Russia)

Sebastian Breitenbach*, Inga Bude, Alexander Osinzev

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Abstract

In Summer 2003 the Speleoklub Arabika from Irkutsk took part in an expedition called "Polytecha 2003", which aimed to map and investigate the Polytechnika Cave near Lake Baikal. Samples were collected for paleoclimatic research and an automatic climate data logger was installed in the cave. The cave is situated approximately 70 km southeast of Irktusk, 5 km from Lake Baikal in the Pribaikalsky National Park. A map of the cave was developed. It is 527 m long and has a maximum depth of 49 m. The galleries of the upper part of the cave are oriented by tectonic faults, and the draperies and speleothems are disrupted by tectonic events. Fossil sea levels and fluvial sediments were found.

Translated title of the contributionThe Polytechnika Cave near Irkutsk (Russia)
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)94-97
Number of pages4
JournalMitteilungen des Verbandes der Deutschen Hohlen- und Karstforscher
Volume50
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004

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