GYPSUM CAVE, NEVADA

May 30, 2013

Gypsum Cave, Nevada
Just to the northeast of Las Vegas and among a gypsum mining factory, lies a crack in the earth that extends down around 60ft. and extends a passage of about 320ft. Gypsum cave is a protected land mark but from the graffiti that we encountered, the cave appears to be heavily vandalized and home to modern day habitation.

Gypsum Cave, Nevada
Human habitation extends back about 3000 years but what is even more interesting is that Sloth bones were found in this cave which were dated back to 8500 years. The study also proved that there was all kinds of plants in the fecal matter according to the other studies, this area had water between 8 and 12 miles away.

Gypsum Cave, Nevada
The cave itself has 6 rooms with some passages that connect the two rooms together. The walls had some very interesting gypsum and what appeared to be Selenite crystals but I can not prove that.  The gypsum might have more hydrus properties in some sections which gave it a translucent and flaky texture.

Gypsum Cave, Nevada
There is another cave near this cave that was only around 50ft or so that was more like a crack than a cave, but technically, it is a cave.

Gypsum Cave, Nevada
This was interesting to see a cave full of gypsum but it was disappointing to see all of the damage and graffiti that has looted this cave into a unfortunate party cave.


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