The Magic of the Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave MagicThe Crystal Cave is a mysterious place in Diamond Falls, West Virginia. In Blue John’s Cavern, the cave is described as this:

“A huge cave entrance was standing against a rock cliff. The entrance was ten feet tall and over eight feet wide. The rock walls surrounding the cave were a weird mix of granites, gneisses, sandstones, shale, and basalt that were twisted like rigatoni. This odd combination didn’t usually occur in nature. These rocks represented sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous classes. Caves were often made of sedimentary limestone rocks that were super high in calcite content, which easily dissolved into massive open areas. Something was obviously weird about this cave, thought Brody.

The rock wall seemed to come out of a mountain, hidden so deep in the forest that no one could see it from the surrounding area. The vine mat hid the cave entrance completely, and unless you knew the exact spot to get around the mat, you would walk directly by and never know it existed. The entrance to the cave was not dull like most caves Brody had seen in pictures. A mass of large, medium, and small perfectly formed, clear quartz crystal points outlined the immediate opening to the cave like a diamond band. Inside, long stalagmites and stalactites joined the floor and ceiling of the cave. The remaining interior wall space was decorated with massive crystal shapes, some taller than the kids.”

Brody thought that standing inside the cave felt like standing inside a huge, weird geode. The outside of the cave is made of a twisted mixture of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, something that you would never normally find in nature. Is that where the magic comes from? Maybe so. Maybe not.

Mrs. M gave Emma two quartz crystals to activate the cave. One worked inside the cave wall and the other worked on Aspen’s collar. Maybe the quartz crystals are the secret to the cave. One thing is for sure, the cave has many more powers than Emma and Brody know about now. Keep reading the Crystal Cave Adventures to learn more about this fantastic and magical cave!

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