Lechuguilla: What a Fine Cave: Chandelier Ballroom and Maze
The Ballroom is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Lechuguilla Cave, a splendid display of a most rare and beautiful speleothem, the selenite crystal chandelier. This room was discovered by Pat Kambesis and crew. The Chandelier Maze is the most complex maze in the cave with several distinct levels. This is best revealed in profile.
All photographic images by Dave Bunnell except where noted. All copyrights reserved 2008
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"pearls" photo Peter Jones