Crystal Cave

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Nearly 1,000ft below the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico, this cave was discovered by two brothers drilling in the Naica lead and silver mine.

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    19 Responses to Crystal Cave

    1. I have always wanted to visit the fortress of solitude!

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    2. Live as one of them, Kal-El. You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes, as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father. And the father, the son.

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    3. Wow, this is fantastic. Could you imagine being the 1st to see this?

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    4. this is totally a Nyokki post

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    5. Saw this on Digg a couple of weeks ago.

      ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz.

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    6. @natedog: That may explain why I liked it so much.

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    7. This is awesome. I just watched the Planet Earth about caves, including Lechuguilla (again) which is completely different, but cool in similar ways.

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    8. Does Crystal have alot of value? Sure, people have crystal figures and bowls and crap… but is this a pretty big find? Will they just gut this place for all its worth?

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    9. @MrDooves: Different kind of crystal, what’s in the pics are gypsum crystals which is a lot softer than quartz, you can mark this stuff up with your fingernails.

      Besides, when they make bowls and figurines out of it it’s usually lead crystal which is another beast entirely.

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    10. I read about this in Nat Geo.

      I doubt they’re going to mine this place. They were worried that the crystals would start to corrode over time because the water they formed in has drained away, the whole cavern was actually full of water. Since they’re worried about preservation, I doubt they’d take it out. Either way, it’s probably less valuable than amethyst or the other common stones, so there probably isn’t any point.

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    11. Points for mankind if they take steps to preserve it. Natural beauty is its own commodity.

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    12. First pics I saw of this a few months back I thought were fake. Didn’t know crystals got that big.

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    13. @PussyFlap: nyokki is perhaps the single most consistent poster here, and has a very recognizable style

      tl;dr

      No U

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    14. I remember this a while back, as well. Didn’t they accidentally drain the cave of all water while they were drilling or something? Guess it’ll stop growing. Still, at least we get to see it now.

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    15. the guy in the bottom picture is hearing the crystal voices. soon he will kill his team.

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    16. Meesser Superman no eees home… no… no.

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    17. @MrDooves: Once the scientists are done poking about the cave, it’s being reflooded.

      No one will ever be able to get back into it.

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