Lechuguilla Cave Crystal Chamber

Lechuguilla Cave Crystal Chamber

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Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Giant crystal formations of selenite hang in the crystal chamber of lechuguilla cave in New Mexico, USA. The caves have been found to be partly formed by the activities of extremophile bacteria that live chemosynthetically on the rock. A pdf of the model (Stan Alison) release obtained.

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Keywords: america, bacteria, cave crystals, cave formations, chamber, crystal, crystals, extremophiles, lechuguilla cave, life, selenite cave, soil, stalagmite, stalagtite, underground, usa

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