This has been quite a year for Superman fans! First, the deadly remnants of planet Krypton were discovered in a mine in Serbia this past April and now this!

 

 
 

 

(The fortress depicted in the Superman movies bares somewhat of a resemblance to the crystals below)

 

 
 

 

(Crystals found buried a thousand feet below Mexico’s Naica mountain in the Chihuahuan desert.)

The Cueva de los Cristales is a purely natural formation consisting of enormous beams of gypsum. Some of the crystals are as long as 36 feet. Geologist Juan Manuel Garcia-Ruiz has described the probable origin of the crystals in the journal Geology. The cave was drained by mining operations; for millennia, however, the crystals grew in mineral rich, 136 degree Fahrenheit water.

 

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