Giant Crystals Found in Mexico

6 04 2007

A few years ago, the largest natural crystals on Earth were discovered in two caves within a silver and zinc mine near Naica, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Reaching lengths of over 20 feet, the clear, faceted crystals are composed of selenite, a crystalline form of the mineral gypsum. The chamber holding these crystals is known as the Crystal Cave of Giants, and is approximately 1000 feet down in the limestone host rock of the mine. The crystals were formed by hydrothermal fluids emanating from the magma chambers below.

When inside the great cathedral of crystals, the pressure of intense heat create a gamut of emotions and perhaps hallucinations. One can only remain for a short period of time.

Geologists report that these natural crystal formations are incredibly complex, yet so simple. They have a magical or metaphysical personality independent of their chemical structures.To read more about this discovery of Earth’s largest crystals, visit http://www.crystalinks.com/mexicocrystals.html

Below: the man standing on the crystal gives a sense of scale as to the size of the giant crystals.

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20 04 2007
UnEarthedTees’ Geology News

[…] 04 2007 I previously blogged about Mexico’s Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals), called “the Sistine Chapel of […]

16 10 2009
Robert Myrland

I need a crystall stone 1500 mm long and it needs be cylindrical also needs to be clear as glass.
It is for researsh purposes than can benefith earth later.
Anyone knows a stone this size please contact me. (money is limitied but I try my best to save for someone willing to give me one. Free will person is welcome.
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