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…

Via: BBC 1

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

Via: SciShow 2

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!

Stay beautiful, and keep laughing!

-Liesl,

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Notes:

  1. “Amazing Crystal Cave – How Earth Made Us – S1 Ep1 Preview – BBC Two.” YouTube. BBC, 12 Jan. 2010. Web. 16 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeiMfLmJtzk>.
  2. “Weird Places: Mexico’s Giant Crystal Cave.” YouTube. SciShow, 2 Nov. 2014. Web. 16 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7yfx0ejELg>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV