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ADIT IN PAŁKOWSKI STREAM

Another place where the traces of the Szlachtowa mining are left, is the adit in Pałkowski stream, also known as the “Banya in Pałkowski Stream”, or “Water Banya”. The adit is located on the northern slopes of Huściawa mountain, at a height of 595 m above sea level. read more

Another place where the traces of the Szlachtowa mining are left, is the adit in Pałkowski stream, also known as the “Banya in Pałkowski Stream”, or “Water Banya”. The adit is located on the northern slopes of Huściawa mountain, at a height of 595 m above sea level.

This adit is smaller than the adit in Jarmuta. Here, there are also two levels of extraction. The galleries’ total length is 70,5 m and their level difference is 3,5 m. The upper (entrance) level is much shorter and is just 11 m long. It is covered with rubble. This level was cut in conglomerates. The other level, more than 50 m long, is partially flooded. Its walls are built of sandstone with slates. Wojciechowski has found there also small speleothems in a form of stalactites and stalagmites (Wojciechowski, 1955).

In this adit (just as in the previous one), the limonite vein was also mined. The detailed laboratory studies demonstrated, apart from limonite, the present of such metalliferous minerals as: galenite, sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, arsenopyrite, pyrrhotite, native gold (Bartuś 2010).

Archiwum Sanguszków rkps. 504, Archiwum Państwowe na Wawelu (State Archive in Wawel), Kraków

Matras M., 1959, Prace górnicze w okolicy Szczawnicy do połowy XIII wieku. (Mining works in the area of Szczawnica until the mid-13th century) In: J Pazdura (ed.), Studia z dziejów górnictwa i hutnictwa. (Studies on the history of mining and metallurgy) III. Warszawa-Wrocław: 101-236.

Małachowski S., 1918, Metamorfizm kontaktowy i żyła kruszcowa w Jarmucie pod Szczawnicą., Sprawozdania z posiedzeń Towarzystwa Naukowego Warszawskiego. (Contact metamorphism and ore-bearing vein in Jarmuta near Szczawnica. Reports on meetings of the Warsaw Scientific Society) Wydział III. Vol XI (V), Warszawa, 681-691

Wojciechowski J, 1955. O żyłach kruszcowych pod Szczawnicą. (On ore-bearing veins near Szczawnica) Biuletyn Instytutu Geologicznego, 101: 1-71

Bartuś T, Kuś T., 2010, Szlachtowski obszar eksploatacji kruszców, jako element projektowanego geoparku ”Pieniny”., (Szlachtowa area of ore exploitaton as the element of the designed geopark „Pieniny”) Geoturystyka 2(21): 35-58

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