28 Sep Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park
Water, geologic forces, and climatic changes combined to form Lehman Caves over the millennia. Really a single cave, Lehman Caves is located within Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada not far from the Utah border. A beautiful limestone cave with intriguing formations, Lehman Caves is known for its rare shield formations. Stalactites, stalagmites, helictites, flowstone, popcorn, and other formations are found in profusion throughout the cave. The scene opens with a view of the cave’s “natural entrance,” the original path down into the cavern. Click on the informational plaques to see them in detail. Click on the red hotspot to enter the cave’s “Grand Palace” room (two views). A VR view of the modern entrance to the cave may be seen here.
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For a cheesy B-movie Hollywood look at a “flooded” corridor of Lehman Caves, jump to the 18-minute mark in “The Wizard of Mars” (1965).