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    The cave of crystals

    Awesome. Simply breathtaking.

    I want to catch this series!

    Click the link to view, as it's on the BBC website.

    BBC News - A rare glimpse of the cave of crystals

    Mexico's Cave of Crystals stunned geologists when it was first discovered in 2000. The underground chamber contains some of the largest natural crystals ever found - some of the selenite structures have grown to more than 10m long. Professor Iain Stewart got a rare glimpse of the subterranean spectacle while filming for the new BBC series How the Earth Made Us.
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    Nice find SD, some visually stunning pictures and the size of the crystals are awesome, looks like a scene from an old superman movie.


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    WOW

    and WOW again, because one WOW is too short and would not be accpted by the forum software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers View Post
    WOW

    and WOW again, because one WOW is too short and would not be accpted by the forum software.
    Indeed, incrdible stuff, great find.

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    I read this...
    We kept on being told how difficult it was going to be to film in the Naica Cave, but nothing really prepares you for the extremes of that cavern.
    It's about 50C in there, but it's the virtually 100% humidity added on top that makes it a potential killer.
    That combination means that when you breathe air into your body, the surface of your lungs is actually the coolest surface the air encounters. That means the fluid starts to condense inside your lungs - and that's really not good news.
    ...and scratched it off my 'must see' list, oh well... amazing pictures.





    Thanks for the heads up.

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