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Badino, Giovanni; Forti, Paolo
Naica caves: perhaps the most important mine caves of the world
Le Grotte di Naica: forse le grotte di miniera più importanti del mondo
Mine Caves / Grotte di Miniera Memorie Istituto Italiano di Speleologia

In 2005 La Venta Esplorazioni Geografiche together with C/Producciones of Mexico City and Peñoles Society started with the “Projecto Naica” a complex multidisciplinary project to explore, document and study all the relevant aspects of Naica caves. The project lasted about five years. Thanks to the “Projecto Naica” it is now clear that the Naica caves are presently the most important mine caves of the world, not only from the aesthetic point of view but also from the scientific one. But these cave will be likely destroyed in a short span of time and therefore La Venta Esplorazioni Geografiche is now working hard to try to preserve for future generations not only the memory and the records (already achieved with the “Projecto Naica”), but also a significant part of this incredible underground world.

mine caves, scientific research, Mexico, hypogenic cave
Badino, Giovanni; Forti, Paolo , 2013, Naica caves: perhaps the most important mine caves of the world , 0 , 29 - 40