• 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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Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.