The World’s Weirdest Natural Places

Published September 12, 2014
Updated February 27, 2018

Weirdest Natural Places: Cave of the Crystals

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“I’m just gonna break off a tiny piece to take home with me.” Image Source: Concierge Travel

The name of this cave in Chihuahua, Mexico makes it pretty clear what you are going to find inside of it: crystals. Like really, really big selenite crystals. And when we say big, we mean over ten feet in diameter and about 50 tons. The largest one ever found was 39 feet long and 13 feet wide.

Weirdest Natural Places Naica Cave

Seriously, though, if you had an evil lair, wouldn’t you want a room just like this? Image Source: Web Odysseum

The inside of this cave looks like a deadly chamber on set of an Indiana Jones movie. But just like the Mendenhall Cave, you can’t go see this one, either. Temperatures can reach a scorching 136 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity is always above 90%. Without proper protection, you would only withstand a few minutes before begging for mercy.

Weirdest Natural Places Naica

“Hey, Steve, mine’s bigger than yours.” Image Source: PC Walls

Weird Nature Naica Two Guys

“I think it’s a crystal. What do you think?” “I think it’s a crystal, too.” Image Source: Web Odysseum

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“I hereby name you…uh, Crystal Wall.” Image Source: Web Odysseum


Next up: The home of the Dragon’s Blood Tree…

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