Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Devil's Hole




Devils Hole is located in south-central Nevada.  The walls of this predominantly subaqueous cavern are coated with dense vein calcite.  Calcite is the primary mineral in metamorphic marble.
It also occurs as a vein minereal in hot springs, and in caverns as stalactites. The actual hole is filled with salt and water heated by a geo thermal spring which miners used to bathe in.  

It is the ONLY home to the "pup fish", a species of blue minnow.

These fish have never been found inhibiting any place else besides Devils Hole.  

Devils Hole is also where Charlie sat meditating for three whole days straight, positive that is was "the bottomless pit" the Family was searching for. The entrance to the underworld where they would hide to avoid armageddon.  Bad idea if they tried it, In 1967 two divers dove down to see what the hole held.
Their bodies were never found.



thanks to our grump from pahrump for the pictures.






12 comments:

Panamint Patty said...

So bummed we did not get there last month. Are these from Grump?

eviliz said...

Panamint Patty said...
So bummed we did not get there last month. Are these from Grump?

yes they are, thats why it says thanks to our grump from pahrump for the pics. love ya

GrumpFromPahrump said...

Really Patty - it is nothing exciting and kind of hard to find. Every year they send divers down to physically count the pup fish.

Ken619 said...

The Pup Fish are found elsewhere in the desert. My dad lives in Borrego Springs and there are Pup Fish there. There neat fish.

Panamint Patty said...

Duh sorry Liz...

Grump...Yeah I know its just a hole in the ground, but still! The wildlife reserve it is on is supposed to be pretty - Ash Meadows.

PS: thank you for the sheet metal photos you sent me by way of Liz. That stuff was no longer there when we went but you are right, looks like a bus!

Ken619 said...

Sorry Grump, I forgot to tell you thanks for the picture. These types of pictures are great!

GrumpFromPahrump said...

Hey - Turner's site is up again!

MrPoirot said...

Devil's Hole is where the Family members began to see cracks in Charlie'a ideology. Sorta like 10% unemployment and 3 wars with Mogambo.

starship said...

Those divers are living still in the land of milk and honey, with, like 72 virgins or some such thing.

Once they number 177,000 they'll come forth and rule over us all.

Just wait.

Matt said...

NICE!

Panamint Patty said...

Ken, thanks for the comment about Borrego Springs Pupfish. I only knew about the Devil's Hole ones and the ones at Salt Marsh. Gotta check out them fishies

Mark Fraga said...

144,000