Cave giant crystals
• The cave giant crystals
These amazing caves, the name Crystal Cave (Cueva de los Cristales), located in the Mexican desert in the 300 meter depth.
These formations were created by nature millions of years.
The cave discovered in 2000, 2 brothers - Miner Sanchez, who laid the new tunnel.
Humidity here reaches 100%, temperature 58 degrees, so no special equipment safely be only 6-10 minutes.
Huge crystals reach 15 m in length and 1 to 5 m in diameter. They weigh more than 55 tons.
The volcanic activity associated with high temperature and pressure, which began more than 25 million years, anhydrite land filled cavity (gypsum species), which subsequently disintegrated and enriching water, allowed nature dictates whim or create such an incredible miracle.
If the crystals are placed in the environment, which for them was the "native" many thousands of years, they will continue to grow.
The remaining liquid droplets inside the crystals make it possible to understand the conditions, the period of development and education of such cameras with crystalline formations.
According to the analysis of samples, one of the main conditions for the appearance of these giant-crystals is the constant presence of the camera in a very narrow temperature range of 55-60 degrees Celsius.
To date, despite the great scientific and aesthetic value of these caves for the world community, a few crystals are already damaged.
repeated attempts to break off pieces of crystals "souvenirs" or smuggling prompted the owners of the company to establish an iron door.
One of the miners, trying to steal a piece of findings, did not consider the environmental conditions, and was subsequently will actually baked
The crystals have a lovely yellow-silver, and sometimes greenish overflow.
Continuous research and analysis of the data provide geologists tremendous field of study. "Multimillion blockage caves" allows scientists to not only assume, but also to witness the stages of development of the crust.