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June 16, 2009

Beautiful Crystal Caves, Bermuda

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Filed under : General Green
Crystal Cave is the most famous of Bermuda’s many subterranean caverns. It is located in Hamilton Parish, close to Castle Harbor. A tourist attraction since 1907, it was discovered in 1904 by Carl Gibbons and Edgar Hollis, two 12 year-old boys searching for a lost cricket ball.

The area surrounding Harrington Sound (which lies to the south of Crystal Cave) is of limestone formation and noted for many subterranean waterways, through which the waters of the sound empty into the Atlantic. Crystal Cave is one of these, and – as its name suggests – is one of the most spectacularly beautiful, with many stalactities, stalagmites, and deep crystal-clear pools. However some crystal formations have been damaged by earthquakes in the far past.

The cave is owned by the local Wilkinson Trust, and is open to members of the public for a small fee.

credited to wikipedia and flickr users: gcourbis, tensafefrogs, morgansutherland

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