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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in the Chihuahua Desert, New Mexico. In 1995, these caves were included by UNESCO among the monuments of world natural heritage.

Carlsbad Caverns took millions of years ago, due to the impact of corrosive gases formed by huge deposits of oil and natural gas beneath the bottom of the former sea. Cowboy Jim White accidentally discovered the caves in 1898. The Carlsbad caves are more than 100, including the deepest cave cave in the United States - Legria Cave - 489 m.

Very beautiful are stalactites, stalagmites and formations of calcite and aragonite in the Great Hall, which is the most extensive in the complex - 3.3 ha; Queen's Hall is the most beautiful in the whole complex.

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