• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Ice Storm

John Scheltens looks at the Ice Storm
John Scheltens looks at the Ice Storm
NPS Photo
 
This huge quartz geode has finger-like projections with manganese interiors. Discovered by John Scheltens and Dave Springhetti on December 29, 1979. The beautiful crystals resemble jewels. Also known as the Crown Jewels.

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Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...