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Lechuguilla | Speleo Projects

Lechuguilla – Die schönste Höhle der Welt
Lechuguilla – La Plus Belle Caverne Du Monde

Lechuguilla – Jewel of the underground

Edited by Urs Widmer
Beneath the mountains of southeastern New Mexico, not far from the famous Carlsbad Caverns, lies an underground labyrinth of unimaginable beauty, known to the privileged few who enter its realm as the world’s most beautiful cave. This is Lechuguilla. The variety of Lechuguilla’s mineral deposits and the grandeur of its formations surpass anything previously known, a symphony of colours, forms and passages going deep into the heart of the mountains.
However, these 150 kilometers of known passage, formed under rare and almost totally sealed conditions, will never be open to the public. To document, celebrate and share Lechuguilla’s unparalleled beauty, Speleo Projects created Lechuguilla: Jewel of the Underground. This prize-wining book contains over 120 superb coloured illustrations, accompanied by beautifully written accounts of the original exploration and of the cave’s extraordinary geology and origin.

Publishing company: Speleo Projects
ISBN: 3-908495-01-6
Language: English (also available in German and French language)
Year of publication: 1991 / 1. Edition – 1998 / 2. Edition
Number of pages: 164
Contents: Above 110 coloured illustrations, some maps
Format: 22 x 30 cm
Binding: Hardcover

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