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Cave of the Crystals, Mexico

We are taking you through another unique destination which beauty is in the look as much it is in the feeling of walking between biggest crystals on the planet earth. The Naica Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico, is a working mine that is known for its beautiful, extraordinary crystals. Naica is a led, zinc and silver mine in which large voids have been found, containing crystals of selenite (gypsum) as large as 4 feet in diameter and 50 feet long. The chamber holding these crystals is known as the Crystal Cave of Giants, and is approximately 1000 feet down in the limestone host rock of the mine.

Geologists report that these natural crystal formations are incredibly complex, yet so simple. They have a magical or metaphysical personality independent of their chemical structures. There is a magma chamber two to three miles below the mountain and that heat from this compressed lava travels through the faults up into the area of the mine. Super heated fluids carry the minerals that the miners are seeking as well as form the crystals. Some parts are not air-conditioned, such as the Cave of the Crystals, and there you feel the heat from the magma deep below. The fluids travel along the Naica fault, enter voids in the bedrock, and then form entirely natural structures that are not easily explained scientifically.

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