Cave of Crystals in Mexico

by Sohail February 24, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Cave of Crystals (Cueva de los Cristales) – underground cavity in the Naica mine in the south of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, filled with the world’s largest selenite crystals, reaching 15 m in length and 1.5 m in diameter. High temperature (60 ° C almost) and 100% humidity makes it easily accessible to tourists, but there will still climb …(22 photos)

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Naica – operating mines of lead, zinc and silver.
1393157413 021 Cave of Crystals in Mexico Located at a depth of 300 meters the cave was discovered in 2000 by two miners – Sanchez brothers, burivshimi new tunnel for Industrias Penoles. Affected find brothers immediately reported it to the engineer in charge, Roberto Gonzalez. Gonzalez realized that they have found a real treasure and quickly rerouted the tunnel.
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At this stage, a few crystals were damaged as the miners tried to pick up the pieces with a megacrystals, so the company has quickly established an iron door to protect the find.
1393157413 023 Cave of Crystals in Mexico Later, one of the workers, with the intention of stealing crystals, climbed through a narrow opening. He took with him a plastic bag filled with fresh air. But this strategy has not worked.He lost consciousness and was later found fully baked.
1393157413 024 Cave of Crystals in Mexico Subsequently was found close to another such cavity smaller – Cave of Swords.
1393157413 025 Cave of Crystals in Mexico Selenite – a kind of gypsum, wherein the characteristic of parallel-fibrous structure.
1393157413 026 Cave of Crystals in Mexico Selenite got its name for the beautiful yellowish silvery moon play on its surface (in ancient Greece called the Moon goddess Selene).
1393157413 027 Cave of Crystals in Mexico Selenite softness makes it a great stone for cutting.

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