Wikijunior:Let's Talk about Crystallization in the Naica Mine
Welcome to the book Let's Talk about Crystallization in the Naica Mine, which is part of the "Wikijunior, Books for Kids" project.
This book was designed for boys and girls who are 6 to 8 years old.
Table of Contents
- 1 - Naica Is in Mexico
- 2 - Naica Caves
- 3 - The Cave of Swords
- 4 - The Cave of Crystals
- 5 - Gypsum Crystals in Both Caves
- 6 - Glass and Crystal
- 7 - Everything Is Made of Atoms
- 8 - Glass and Crystal Molecules
- 9 - Inside the Crystals of the Naica Caves
- 10 - Atoms and Molecules of Gypsum Crystals
- 11 - The Molecules Join Together in Layers
- 12 - Crystal Formation in the Cave of Swords
- 13 - Crystal Formation in the Cave of Crystals
- 14 - Temperature in the Two Caves
- 15 - Now You Know How the Crystals Formed
There is another, more general Wikibook on the Naica Mine. See Let's Talk about the Naica Mine.
Scientific supervision and advising by: Àngels Canals (Geology Department, University of Barcelona)
- J. M. García-Ruiz, R. Villasuso, C. Ayora, A. Canals & F. Otálora (2007), Formation of natural gypsum megacrystals in Naica, Mexico. Geology, April 2007, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 327-330
- Documentary "El misterio de los Cristales Gigantes". Director: Javier Trueba. Script: Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz (CSIC). Producer: Madrid Scientific Films. (in Spanish)
- Literatura sobre la formación de los cristales gigantes de Naica - Bibliography. Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz (CSIC). (page in Spanish)