Crystal Forest in Chihuahua

The Crystal Forest in Chihuahua is probably a dreamlike natural attraction. Originally known as Cueva de los Cristales, the site is famous for being the original residence to some of the most beautiful natural diamonds in the world. Ever since it was discovered some people have said that it’s the most beautiful place on Earth. Photo By: Carsten Peter/National Geographic/Speleoresearch

And because diamonds are every woman’s best friend, the location will surely make your eyes sparkle. Measuring over 36 feet long, the diamonds are made of Gypsum. In fact, the entire area underneath the Chihuahua Dessert is loaded with silver. If you’re familiar with the legendary Superman cave, then you can imagine how the cave looks like. Photograph by Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films

In past few months, the cave has been transformed into a main attraction in Chihuahua; however if you’re planning to get some diamonds, you can forget it. At this point visiting the interior of the cave is not opened for the public. In addition, the location is extremely guarded by steel doors and massive guardians. Because the temperature within the Crystal Forest exceeds 45 degrees Celsius, excavators and explorers need to have special equipment to enter. Photograph by Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films

There’s nothing more ravishing on Earth than this Mexican wonder. For most people the appearance of the cave is truly miraculous. However, geologist Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz who has explored the Crystal Forest in 2007 testified that the formation of the place began millennia ago. The high temperatures in combination with mineral rich water were the main facts that lead to the formation of the cave. Hence, in time the crystals grew bigger until they finally transformed the site into a living diamond paradise. Photograph by Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films

Currently, mining around the area is still active in order to extract pure natural diamonds from the Crystal Forest. Specialists say that the place should be protected and that the natural habitat of the diamonds is in real danger. The digging and the exploitation will eventually harm the natural growth of the crystals. Until then, The Crystal Forest is one beautiful place to investigate. Although not too many people have full access within the cavern, there are endless photos across the Internet with images from the inside. Photograph by Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films

Garcia Ruiz additionally testified that “there is no other place on the planet where the mineral world reveals itself in such beauty”. The discovery of the place happened in the year 2000 when 2 miners where accidentally exploring the Chihuahua tunnel.  The true marvel is absolutely surreal; from the moment you get down the endless passageway you can sense the heat of the upcoming phenomenon. We all know that nature can be outstanding and of course unpredictable. Who would have thought that underneath the Chihuahua Dessert the people will discover such paramount beauty? The perfect mixture of volcanic heat and mineral water compounds had smoothly created in time these flawless crystals. Overall, the Crystal Forest in Chihuahua is definitely and amazing place to esteem. And even if live access is not available there are films and videos made especially for the people. However, if you’re an explorer, a keen traveler or a geologist you might have access inside. Photograph by Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films

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