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Lake Lucero

A dry selenite crystal-lined basin in the southwest US, periodically filled with water, producing brilliant gypsum dunes.

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Lake Lucero is a dry lake bed that only has water after it rains or when snow melts, but it’s a fascinating destination since it reveals how the surrounding sand dunes formed. A ranger-led tour of the lake will take you past selenite crystals, which play a key role in the formation of gypsum sand.

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