After hours of scrambling down a semi active volcano around loose volcanic rock, we arrived at a ledge where the clouds started to ascend above the elevation barrier they previously held on to before. As the minutes inched their way towards noon, the sun burned away the remaining rogue clouds as an eerie and mysterious crack in the sheer cliff started to expose it's red, orange, and yellow minerals  that have been expelled from the volcano into this cave. What we were about to discover inside these caves on Irazu volcano have scientists questioning the origins of the metamorphic mineral development and the geothermal relationships going on with this volcanspelological region in Costa Rica.

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CUEVA DE LOS MINERALES EXPEDITION. VULCAN IRAZU, COSTA RICA