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Subject: ~~Crystal Caves~~ Fri May 11, 2012 3:52 am
The Crystal Cave of Giants located inside the Naica Mine in Chihuahua, Mexico was accidentally discovered in 2001 by two working miners. It lies almost 300 meters below the surface of the Earth and is the home to the largest crystals known in the world which are over 11 meters long and weigh 55 tons. Ten years after the amazing discovery, this giant crystal cave is under negotiation to be claimed for World Heritage status so that they can probably be protected its unique formations for future generations.
The Crystal Cave of Giants is said to be the largest natural crystals on Earth. The crystals themselves are created by hydrothermal fluids originating from the magma chambers below or made of gypsum/ selenite. Moreover, some crystals were formed over a span of about half a million years in a hot water solution, saturated with minerals. The temperature inside the cave remained very consistently hot, preventing the site from being studied further.