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Crystal Cave

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Crystal Cave may refer to:

Crystal Caverns may refer to:

Crystal Cavern, also known throughout the years as Alabama Caverns and McCluney Cave, is a small cavern containing crystal formations located in Clay, Alabama, USA. According to the landowner Larry Shirley, the cavern was once open to the public as an attraction in the 1920s, and there is still the foundation of the old gift shop at the base of the mountain.

The cavern has a large amount of corrugated tin and old Department of Defense water canisters inside the cavern. In places, the acoustics can make it sound like there is rushing water or even machinery on the other side of some of the walls.

Cleanup effort and takeover

In the late 1980s, an effort to clean the cavern was made by a group of friends, who hauled a generator, shop-style vacuum, and other cleaning equipment into the cave for three days of intense cleaning, mostly of trash left by visitors and dust covering most of the interior crystal formations. As a result of this effort, renewed crystal formation was reported (but not verified) before the road leading back to the cave was blocked with steel gates bearing Alabama Power signs in 1990. According to Shirley, the operators failed to inform the owners, who lived in Texas, that they had opened a business on the property.

 

 

Giant Crystal Caves Yield New “Ice Palace,” More

In hellish conditions, explorers find biological mysteries, “alien” environments.

According to National Geographic,

It looks like Superman’s Fortress of Solitude and is nearly as hard to get into, but that hasn’t stopped explorers from uncovering new secrets in and around Mexico‘s deep, deadly hot Cave of Crystals.

National Geographic aired a TV show about this cave and did an extensive article about them.

ON TV: Into the Lost Crystal Caves aired on a Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the National Geographic Channel.

If you would like to read their article please follow this link but the link for the show does not work, and I am still searching for it, however..

I did find several links with articles and pictures.

 

Giant Crystal Cave Comes to Light

Pictures: Return to the Crystal Caves

Giant Crystal Cave’s Mystery Solved Pg 1

Giant Crystal Cave’s Mystery Solved Pg 2

 

Below are some of the other crystal caves with links for information & pictures.

 

This link: http://acoolcave.com/index.html has more information about the crystal caves:

Area Map

 

  • Minneapolis / St. Paul
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April 29 2013 Update: Follow the normal directions to Crystal Cave and IGNORE the posted 63 South detour. On 63 S, continue past the sign that says “local traffic only” and “bridge out 2.1 miles ahead”. You will turn left onto 29 East before the bridge construction zone.

Take Interstate 94 (I94) east into Wisconsin. Follow I94 19 miles past Hudson to Exit 19 (Ellsworth Exit). Turn south (right) onto Highway 63. Go seven miles south. Signs will direct you to turn left (east) towards Spring Valley and the Cave which is six miles down the road on the right side.

 

  • Eau Claire
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Take Interstate 94 (I94) west to Exit 28 (Spring Valley). Turn south (left) onto Highway 128. Go five miles south to Highway 29. Turn right on Highway 29, following the signs to Spring Valley. Continue west on Highway 29 past Spring Valley for one more mile. Crystal Cave is on the left side of the highway.

 

  • Red Wing
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April 29 2013 Update: Due to the bridge construction zone, follow the posted detour on 63 North. The detour will take you on 29E to get back to 63N. When you reach the end of the detour at the intersection of 63 and 29, turn right onto 63S. On 63 S, continue 1 mile past the sign that says “local traffic only” and “bridge out 2.1 miles ahead”. You will turn left onto 29E before the bridge construction zone. Signs will direct you to turn left (east) towards Spring Valley and the Cave which is six miles down the road on the right side.

Take Highway 63 into Wisconsin. Follow Highway 63 through Ellsworth. Continue on Highway 63 to Highway 29. Turn right onto Highway 29. Crystal Cave is six miles down the road on the right side.

 

  • Hastings / Prescott
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April 29 2013 Update: Follow the normal directions to Crystal Cave and IGNORE the posted 63 South detour. On 63 S/29W, continue past the sign that says “local traffic only” and “bridge out 2.1 miles ahead”. You will turn left back onto 29 before the bridge construction zone.

Follow Highway 10 to the top of the hill in Prescott. At the stoplight, turn left onto Highway 29. Follow Highway 29 through River Falls. Continue on Highway 29, following the signs to Spring Valley. Crystal Cave is just west of the village, on the south (right) side of Highway 29.

 
 

 

Crystal Cave Wisconsin

 

Crystal Cave Sequoia

http://www.visitsequoia.com/crystal-cave.aspx

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/09/060926-cave-california.html

 

Crystal Cave South Dakota

 

Crystal Cave Mexico

 

Crystal Cave Ohio

 

Crystal Cave Iceland

 

Crystal Cave Pennsylvania

http://crystalcavepa.com/

 

Crystal Cave Kutztown    Crystal Cave Costa Mesa     Crystal Caverns    Crystal Caves Bermuda

 

List of caves in the United States

Not all of the caves in this list will have Crystals but I have included it for those who like spelunking Smile

*Note* all of the links below link back to Wikipedia.org

 

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

Main article: List of caves in Arkansas

California

Colorado

Florida

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Maryland

Main article: Caves of Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Main article: Geography of Missouri#Caves

Montana

Nevada

New Hampshire

The abanded gold mine

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

See also

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