Crystal Maze – Mexico’s Crystal Cave of Giants, 1000 ft below Mexican Desert

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

One look at the spectacular pictures that are captured in the depths of the Crystal Cave of Giants, 1,000 ft below the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico and you will be left dumbfound to describe this amazing wonder hidden deep in the heart of the planet.

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The scene is very similar to a scene from the flick “The Core”, where a set of scientists stumble upon an amazing crystal mine miles below earth’s surface. The difference though is that this cave is not that deep down and there have been no tragedies in here so far like in the movie. But the visual magnificence of the 170 giant, luminous obelisks is unmatched even by Hollywood.

It’s a breathtaking visual delight, uncovered by two brothers drilling in the Naica Lead and Silver mine. The caves were found at a depth of over 1000 feet deep into the crust and it takes a twenty minute drive into the mines to get to the entrance of these shining beacons in Mother Nature’s secluded abode.

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The crystal caves though are no structures of cool ice as they are made out of calcium silicates and other minerals which have been formed by gentle cooling of magma around 6000 years back. The temperatures in here can reach steamy 112F, with a humidity of 90-100 per cent.

If you are planning a trek into these beautiful depths, then a backpack with ice-cooled air is a must. For now though, it is sealed to prevent people from nabbing away the beautiful treasure. Wonder if this is the actual home of Superman… Could be!

Image by Carsten Peter @ NationaGeographic – via DailyMail