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Geologic characteristics of the educational trails at Ponikva

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Author(s): Nina Rman

Journal: Geologija
ISSN 0016-7789

Volume: 53;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 197;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: geologic trail | karst | sinking stream | Lithotamnian limestone | Šentjur limestone | Ponikva at Grobelno | Slovenia

ABSTRACT
Tourist society for the care and improvement of a district Ponikva opened two tourist educational trails in2010: the Trail of Ponikva's Three Notable Inhabitants and the Karstic Water Educational Trail of Stanko Buser.The first describes mainly cultural-historical remarkableness of the area, but the spot at Šamec sand pit presentsalso Ponikva’s lithological composition with Govce layers, Lithotamnian and Šentjur limestone. The second trailpasses by the home of well-known geologist Prof. Dr. Stanko Buser, and explains connections between lithologicalcomposition, topography, karst features and inhabitant’s water supply. It points out dolines, dry valleys, sinkingstreams, karst springs and karst caves, and also presents so called {{tepih’, wells used to acquire drinking water.
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