The Chandelier Ballroom | #Geology #GeologyPage #Cave…

The Chandelier Ballroom | #Geology #GeologyPage #Cave #UnitedStates

Chandelier Ballroom, named for the fabulously glittering white crystals of gypsum that hang down from the ceiling. These gypsum crystals are also known as alabaster

Lechuguilla Cave is, as of June 2013, with 138.3 miles (222.6 km) the seventh-longest explored cave in the world and the deepest in the continental United States (1,604 feet or 489 meters), but it is most famous for its unusual geology, rare formations, and pristine condition.

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