The ground beneath our feet is filled with endless wonders, but the Giant Crystal Cave in Mexico has to be one of the most awe-inspiring!

Crystal cave explorers

Source: Andy Taylor

We have taken you to caves in Mexico before for Saturdays Around the World, but it turns out the ground beneath Mexico holds even more beautiful wonders.

Today, we bring you to the Giant Crystal Cave in Naica, Mexico. Where, in 2000, miners discovered caves filled with giant crystals. This wonder is truly incredible! So, let’s jump right in with a brief video exploring the interior of the cave, produced by the BBC.

Via: BBC 1

But how did these incredible formations come to be? For the science behind these mind-boggling crystals, we turn to an EWC favorite, SciShow! SciShow is a great YouTube channel for all things science! Here’s Hank Green with more…

Via: SciShow 2
We’ve paired this video with thought-provoking discussion questions perfect for the classroom in this touchstone on our education platform, EWCed!

Places like the Crystal Cave always remind me of how many secret treasures are on this planet that we know nothing about! We do not have to fly to far distant planets to uncover the stuff of imagination, it is here, on this Earth. Sometimes, to remember that “it’s still an amazing world” we need to look no further than the ground beneath our feet!

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  1. “Amazing Crystal Cave – How Earth Made Us – S1 Ep1 Preview – BBC Two.” YouTube. BBC, 12 Jan. 2010. Web. 16 Feb. 2016. <>.
  2. Weird Places: Mexico’s Giant Crystal Cave.” YouTube. SciShow, 2 Nov. 2014. Web. 16 Feb. 2016. <>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

CEO of Ever Widening Circles, Founder of EWCed

Since 2015, Liesl has been a writer, editor, and is now the CEO at Ever Widening Circles. She is a life-long camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often root-tripping—outdoor enthusiast. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV