Hey fellow Oklahomans,
We all know about the selenite crystals in our salt flats. Here is an informative article centering around the ginormous ones down in Mexico.
Cognitive dissonance is an affliction we like to hold on to until it hurts too much. It’s easy to let go of if we are determined to uphold truth, no matter how it presents.
Nine hundred feet below a Mexican desert hundreds of giant white crystals, some more than 90 feet long and 13 feet wide, fill a hot (137 F) and humid cavern. Pictures of people exploring this crystal palace look as if Rick Moranis had shrunk them down to the size of an ant and then put them into a the center of a geode.
These massive selenite (calcium sulfate) crystals are unusual not just for the colossal size but also for their purity of composition. These features alone suggest an ancient origin of these crystals. This cavern is just a small part of a large mining operation beneath Naica, Mexico. Mining operations in 1985 drained the hot salty water from this chamber stopping crystal formation at that point. Now dozens of scientific studies – see references – have been performed on the crystals to estimate their age and how they grew…
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