Wikijunior:Let's Talk about Crystallization in the Naica Mine/13 - Crystal Formation in the Cave of Crystals

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In the Cave of Crystals, the water contained very little calcium and sulfate. It was harder for the materials to enter into contact, unite and bunch together to form crystals. This is why there are few crystals and they have taken a long time to grow, but they have grown very big.
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