The Fortress of Solitude: real?

It is amazing how sometimes you run into things that seem to be straight out of fiction.

Compliments to the blog Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society for these photos of giant gypsum crystals in the Naica zinc mine in Mexico in a cave 300 meters beneath the Chihuahuan Desert:

 

The Fortress of Solitude: real?
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7 Responses to The Fortress of Solitude: real?

  1. swmichigancatholic says:

    Now, *that’s* a rock collection.

  2. Vincenzo: LOL! It was only a matter of time.

  3. Martha says:

    Some people are so creative! Thank you, Vincenzo!

  4. Ken says:

    I’m going to go with fake. The image seems like something out of a mid-50’s B movie.

    For instance, how can the lighting be that good in a cave, it would require major lumination.

  5. Jordan Potter says:

    Ken, if you had followed the links Fr. Z provided, you would have seen that it’s all legitimate and has been reported in Geology and National Geographic. The photos aren’t fake, and yes, they would have had to have brought in some pretty powerful lights.

  6. Kinda makes the experience I had seeing the “fried eggs” at Luray Caverns as a child seem far less impressive!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luray_Caverns

    Thanks for posting, Padre!

    Gordo