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Voyage into the real Lost Crystal Caves with National Geographic

September 28, 2010


Sunday, October 10 at 8 – 10PM ET/PT

It looks like Superman’s fortress. Hidden deep beneath the earth is a magnificent cavern filled with giant razor-sharp crystals.  The size of a football field and about as high as a two-story building, this giant Crystal Cave may be one of the greatest natural marvels ever found.  While first investigating the cave in 2008, scientists suspected it could be the doorway to a vast system of interconnected chambers.  Then in 2009, tantalizing new clues came to light when miners drilling a ventilation air hole attached a camera to the drill bit. The grainy footage revealed a cavern 500 feet below and what appeared to be a new giant crystal formation. Now National Geographic Channel and the international team of scientists have returned to mount a daring new attempt to reveal even more amazing subterranean phenomena.

Naica, Chihuahua, MEXICO: Cavers exploring Naica’s Los Crystales cave where more than a hundred giant crystals have grown. (Photo Credit: © Speleoresearch & Films/ Oscar Necoechea)

Video “First in the Cave” – Climbers have arrived at an unexplored shaft that descends several hundred meters – will they find a new crystal cave?


Video “Exploring a Deadly Cave” – See just how much it takes to be able to both explore and film the cave in the midst of crippling heat and humidity.


Video “Barely Escaping With Your Life” – In 2006, one explorer was almost killed by the heat while attempting to cross to the back of the cave.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Renee Dias permalink
    September 29, 2010 1:34 pm

    They are beautiful

  2. June 17, 2012 8:41 am

    Reblogged this on Writer's Zone and commented:
    I’d love to visit this cave!

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