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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:55 AM

Mexico's Crystal Cave--truly unbelieveable.

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Reply Mexico's Crystal Cave--truly unbelieveable. (Original post)
panader0 Jun 11 OP
Wounded Bear Jun 11 #1
FakeNoose Jun 11 #2
Kali Jun 11 #3
SergeStorms Jun 11 #5
nocoincidences Jun 11 #4
kimbutgar Jun 11 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 11 #9
kimbutgar Jun 11 #10
blaze Jun 11 #7
BigmanPigman Jun 13 #13
KT2000 Jun 15 #14
calimary Jun 11 #8
Fla Dem Jun 11 #11
smirkymonkey Jun 11 #12

Response to panader0 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:02 AM

1. Amazing...thanks for the link!

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:11 AM

2. How can they walk through this cave without destroying it?

It all seems quite fragile but I guess they have already tested for weight tolerances, etc.
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is the perfect music too.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:21 AM

3. it has probably filled back up with water by now

I think the mining company that owned it quit pumping out the water that allowed access to it at all.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:24 AM

5. I remember seeing a program...

about these caves, and researchers can't remain in them for over 60 minutes (or some short period of time such as that) because the temperatures are ghastly high down there. Even with oxygen tanks they can only remain for short periods of time. Too bad. Poking around in there would be amazing! Some of those crystals have been growing for millions of years. What am I talking about? God put those crystals there 6,000 years ago. Silly me!

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:22 AM

4. The cave sits over a magma chamber

and the temp inside is super hot, like 130+ F.

It is generally open to only scientists.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:36 AM

6. I went to one of these caves in the Barbados.

They illuminated it with colorful lights. But it was still nerve racking wondering if one if those crystals could fall down on you.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:28 PM

9. Going to Barbados next month. Did you like it?

Any tips?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:30 PM

10. I was on a cruise and that's the only place we went to that was kid friendly

At the time they had some adult beaches I heard about from some single adults I met.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:38 AM

7. Here's another video with a bit of info

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Response to blaze (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 10:22 PM

13. Cool!

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Response to blaze (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 03:49 AM

14. thanks for posting this

had no idea about this!!

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:41 AM

8. Wow! A real loss de "Fortress of Solitude"!

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:31 PM

11. Awesome. Otherworldly.

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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:15 PM

12. Incredible!

However, I would feel so claustrophobic in an underground cave with that kind of heat and humidity. I don't think I could take it. Very cool to look at, though.

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