Cave of the Crystals


In these first months of the magazine I will write a series of incredible and curious phenomena that occurs in different parts of the world.

Today we are going to start with an incredible landscape from Mexico.


Cave of the Crystals

This cave is located in the city of Naica (Chihuahua, Mexico) 300 meters deep underground.

It is an unusual cave that seems to have been taken from another planet. It is sometimes compared with the cave that appears in Superman films and is formed by the hugest pieces of crystal of the world. These pieces of selenite crystals can be 12 meters long, 1 meter width and can weight over 55 tons.

Despite of its beauty, this place is like a hell because of its temperatures that can reach 50ºC and its 98% of humidity. A human being could only stay in the cave for a few minutes before getting dehydrated.

Spanish researches who have been into the cave think that these crystals were created very slowly over a million years ago. Crystals were formed because of a magma chamber under the cave. This magma heated the underground water and it became saturated with minerals that contain a great amount of gypsum.


Cave of the Crystals (Mexico)


Cave of the Crystals (Mexico)

                                

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