Selenite Crystals (Arch Hike)

Near the shore of Lake Mead, one crosses by glittery white banks of gypsum and anhydrite (Toag on the geologic map).

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banzai.barbara - Feb 7, 2008 4:33 am - Voted 10/10

about selenite...

have you ever heard of this cave?

http://naica.laventa.it/naica-project.en.html

nature's amazing.
:-)

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Feb 7, 2008 11:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: about selenite...

That page isn't coming up yet... will try again later. There is a gypsum cave about 30 miles from Arch Mt site, in similar rocks.

Wow - I did find this :
Naica giant selenite -- absolutely amazing!

banzai.barbara - Feb 7, 2008 2:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: about selenite...

oops, sorry for the broken link...have no clue why it's not coming up, now.
Anyway you've got it. NAICA's cueva de los cristales was exactly what I was trying to show you.
the Italian exploring team LA VENTA has been exploring, mapping studying and surveying this crazy cave for quite a long time, now. You will find a detailed report and great pictures on their website or some short vid on you tube, if you wanna google it.
:-)
ciao.
b.

emill1009 - Jul 14, 2011 6:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: about selenite...

wow..they look cool!
Here is the Oklahoma version!
Selenite Crystal Digging in Oklahoma!
http://www.associatedcontent.com/video/911401/selenite_crystal_digging_in_oklahoma.html?cat=4

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