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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Crystal Caverns, Cassville MO Reply with quote

Okay, I remember going to this cave several times as a kid. And it's been closed to the public and privately owned for like 15 years or so. Of course now that I'm an adult I suddenly have an interest in it. So, I'm going to use this thread as my own personal place to gather whatever information and pictures of it I can find. And if any of you have information about it or find some I missed then that will be a bonus.

Let it begin.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Crystal Caverns, Cassville MO Reply with quote

From The Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy: Twelve years of Cave Conservation in Missouri

http://www.nckms.org/2005/pdf/Papers/kaufmann%20mckc.pdf

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Though no additional caves have been added to the ownership list of the Conservancy since the purchase of Skaggs Cave, four more properties have been leased or managed. Cystal Caverns, a formerly commercialized cave in Cassville, Missouri, has been leased by The Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy since 1999. The cave had been neglected for years and the property logged over. The cave has no natural entrance and the excavated entrance is closed by a concrete block building. When The Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy leased the property there was a large hole in the artificially closed entrance roof and large piles of trash outside the cave. In order to use the cave for educational tours, the cave had to pass an inspection by the Mine and Cave Safety and Health Program of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. The Missouri Caves and Karst Conservancy was awarded a grant from Recreational Equipment, Inc., to help modify the handrails, fix the hole in the roof, and obtain helmets and headlamps for group tours. Work is continuing on this project. Crystal Caverns is noted for its impressive aragonite needles and calcite formations

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Crystal Caverns, Cassville MO Reply with quote

From article on Carthage Press online, Aug. 25th 2009
http://www.carthagepress.com/news/x772318817/What-lies-beneath

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Once a commercial cave, Crystal Cave has been closed for more than 15 years and allowed to slowly return to a more natural state.


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While Crystal Cave won’t be opening to the public anytime soon efforts are underway to restore the cave including removing “man-made attractions” like false cave formations and cleaning up trash left behind.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:31 pm    Post subject: RE: Crystal Caverns, Cassville MO Reply with quote

I remember that place. I went there several times as a kid. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: Crystal Caverns, Cassville MO Reply with quote






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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Crystal Caverns, Cassville MO Reply with quote

Thanks Cobby, that was an awesome read. My search has slowed down but when my laptop issue is resolved I will get back to it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Crystal Caverns, Cassville MO Reply with quote

Went through Cassville this weekend.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: Crystal Caverns, Cassville MO Reply with quote

It's not a very exciting town. Hope you didn't blink and miss it. lol
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