Place Review: Cave of the Crystals, Naica, Mexico

Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche

Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche


Hey there Bloggies!, today is monday and that means that i will make a review of a real place for you! Let us begin then.
The place i’m gonna be talking about today is the somewhat famous “Cave of the crystals” in Naica, Chihuahua, México; its 300 meters below the surface in the outskirts of Naica, a miner’s city. Discovered in 2000 its one of the largest crystal formations known to mankind.

As a matter of fact i had the chance to be there a couple of years ago, it was one of best experiences i’ve ever had, almost like a surreal cave and near my hometown by the way!.

The temperatures inside the Cave of the Crystals go up to 59ºC (122ºF) and its humidity varies from 90% to 99% until its discovery the cave was filled with water at 50ºC allowing the formations to grow to these immense sizes, it was stated that the cave would eventually be resealed and the water level allowed to rise again, the main reason for this being the air entering the chamber deteriorates the crystals.

The crystals are made of Selenite with a max height of 12 meters, Surely reminding me of the Psyenergy caves in Golden Sun! anyone remembers??
Screenshot from Golden Sun Game for GBA

Screenshot from Golden Sun Game for GBA

Let me know what you think of this place in the comment section! and feel free to tell me about places you’ve visited too!
Have a great Monday ;D!

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