Almost 1,000 feet below the surface of the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico, two brothers drilling for silver and lead discovered an extraordinary and enchanting magical crystal forest cave.
The cave is packed with up to 170 massive luminous pillars, the largest being 37.4ft long.
As you travel further into the cave its walls of damp rock are home to more countless clusters of beautifully shaped crystal.
The crystals began their journey millions of years ago from underground water that was soaked in calcium sulphate and then heated from flowing magma that was able to wind its way slowly through the caves deep systems.
Approximately 600,000 years ago the magma started to cool, and minerals began to form out of the water eventually producing these incredible crystal obelisks and rock formations until their deep cave home was drained of water by miners in 1985.
Resembling giant icicles, one would imagine that the underground crystal cave system was freezing, but yet another phenomenon, the temperatures in the cave is as hot as 112F, with a humidity (water vapor in the air) of 90-100 per cent.
Therefore anyone desperate to experience the Â magic of the Mexican crystal caves must wear protective clothing and carry with them backpacks of ice-cooled air to help them breathe.
Now, in a desperate attempt to stop thieves from looting the crystal cave, its entrance has been fitted with a large protective steel door to help keep these superb and natural wonders of the world safely preserved for centuries to come.