Cueva de los Cristales

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The Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) was once buried a thousand feet below Naica mountain in the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexio. It was discovered by two miners when excavating a new tunnel for the Industrias Peñoles company back in 2000.

The cave is a purely natural formation consisting of enormous beams of translucent gypsum. Some of the beams are as long as 36 feet and weigh up to 55 tons!


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Doesn't this look a teenieweenie bit fake? I'll believe it when I see more photos. not just the one with the guy way way way in the background...

Fantastic if it's true though
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