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Offbeat Oregon History – Central Oregon’s Lost Crystal Cave: Is it real, or is it folklore?

THE ENTRANCE TO SOUTH ICE CAVE, WHICH IS VERY CLOSE TO THE LOCATION GIVEN FOR THE LOST CRYSTAL CAVE BY MARJORIE SMITH. Image provided/Marelbu/Panaramio.com

Central Oregon is cave country. There may be more caves, discovered and undiscovered, within a 100-mile radius of Bend than anywhere else in the country - ranging in size from tiny, dangerous lava tubelets like Thimble Cave to mile-long subterranean vaults like Lava River Cave.
To the dedicated cadre of spelunkers who enjoy exploring these secret underground spaces, finding any previously unknown . . .

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