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Not what Pooh meant by "going to Silicon Valley".

"The crystal trees among them were hung with glass-like trellises of moss. The air was markedly cooler, as if everything was sheathed in ice, but a ceaseless play of light poured through the canopy overhead. The process of crystallization was more advanced. The fences along the road were so encrusted that they formed a continuous palisade, a white frost at least six inches thick on either side of the palings. The few houses between the trees glistened like wedding cakes, white roofs and chimneys transformed into exotic miniarets and baroque domes. On a lawn of green glass spurs, a child's tricycle gleamed like a Faberge gem, the wheels starred into brilliant jasper crowns."
J.G. Ballard, The Crystal World

This is the area composed mostly — if not entirely — out of crystals and gemstone minerals. They may be protruding from the ground and could have been placed there by people or formed naturally. Such landscapes usually possess magical properties in one form or another, whether created through the Applied Phlebotinum of advanced societies or through the innate magical energy of a landscape.

Given that many types of gemstones can be found in caves, this trope often overlaps with Underground Level and Beneath the Earth, as well as areas connected to earth-based Elemental Powers. This sort of landscape is also likely to be found in alien settings, whether extraterrestrial or extradimensional, as a way to emphasize their exotic and unusual natures. Occasionally, this may also be used as a sparklier version of The Corruption, especially when the crystals are given the ability to spread, and portrayed as a sign of some alien or malignant force spreading over the mundane world.

If made with evil intentions, it could be made as a form of Crystal Prison. Expect entities native to the area to be Crystalline Creatures and use Gemstone Assault. If it overlaps with an icy area, expect Ice Crystals. Cousin to the City of Gold.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Digimon:
    • Digimon Tamers: When Antylamon first meets Suzie near Zhuqiaomon's palace, Suzie pesters Antylamon into playing with her. Antylamon does so by running around with Suzie in a nearby desert full of violet crystals, many of which are larger than Antylamon is. She gives the crystals a wide berth as many of them are quite sharp and even the blockier ones would be deadly obstacles at that speed.
    • Digimon Frontier: Played with, as these ones are made of solid metal rather than a magical mineral. Sephirotmon/Sakkakumon's uppermost sphere contains a Pocket Dimension full of jagged metal formations shaped just like the crystals seen many in other examples of this trope. They even jut out of the landscape in the same way. As they are made of polished metal, Mercurymon can use them in the exact same way as the actual mirrors scattered around the area.
    • Digimon Xros Wars: The Young Hunters Who Leapt Through Time: SuperStarmon's lair in the DigiQuartz is a hotel with giant blue and orange crystals jutting out of the building itself and the ground surrounding it.
    • Digimon Adventure: (2020): When Angemon sends the Chosen Children away from DarkKnightmon, they get split up and Mimi and Palmon end up in an area full of colorful crystals. Mimi and Palmon even try collecting some of the crystals until some hostile Digimon show up.
  • Pokémon 3: The Unown collectively grant the wishes of the young girl Molly, transforming her family's mansion into a palace made of pure crystal. Their corrupting influence proceeds to spread outward, turning everything else into a bizarre landscape covered in flowers and plant-like growths made out of pure crystal.
  • Sailor Moon: Crystal Tokyo is a future Tokyo with a massive crystal palace in the center of the city.
  • Tamagotchi: In Episode 136, Mametchi and co. go to the caves under the Gotchi King's castle to find a special crown that will cure a sickness he has. The caves display an impressive amount of giant crystals of various colors, befitting of the fact that the crown the Tama-Friends are after is made of crystal as well.

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    Fan Works 
  • Chains of Reality: In one of the omakes, Lolaspace is a dimension mostly filled with crystal, most pink in color.
  • The Meaning of Harmony: The landscape directly around the Forges often look like this. In Sunset's nightmares, the entire world ends up becoming one of these.

    Film — Animated 
  • All Creatures Big and Small: The cave the animals sleep in the second night of the flood is filled with reflective crystals. Finny later takes advantage of this by using his reflection as a decoy against the griffins.
  • Barbie: Mariposa and the Fairy Princess features Shimmervale, a fantasy version of Malta, which is powered by crystals and thus they are all over the place.
  • Pooh's Grand Adventure: The sinister lair, Skull, is filled with massive crystals that range from moderate structures to gargantuan spires.

  • Land of Oz: Some depictions (such as in the movie) of the Emerald City portray nearly everything there as being made of crystal. The books are inconsistent about many architectural details but the city is full of large crystals in The Marvelous Land of Oz. The Nome Kingdom has areas covered in crystals as well.
  • In My Posthumous Adventures, a field of crystal flowers is one of the regions in Heaven.
  • In On The Gem Planet by Cordwainer Smith, the titular world of Anderson is compromised mostly of precious gems and crystals. As a result the human inhabitants need to import soil, which they consider more valuable than rubies and diamonds.
  • Pandora's Star: The forest around the Ice Citadel consists of crystalline trees. Ozzy finds this out the hard way when he tries to use one of the trees as firewood, only to discover that it isn't made of wood at all. The trees either evolved or were bio-engineered that way to survive the extreme cold.
  • The Stormlight Archive: The Cognitive Realm takes this form around Roshar. The ground is an obsidian-like substance, the oceans are made of countless marble-sized beads, and the plants appear to be made of glass and crystal.
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses: The intrepid soldier surreptitiously follows the titular royalty through three groves of magical trees — one of gold, one of silver, and one of diamonds. The diamond tree grove is a Crystal Landscape.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Babylon 5: Minbar, the homeworld of the Minbari Federation. Minbari cities are portrayed as a landscape of crystalline skyscrapers and waterfalls.
  • Doctor Who: In "Midnight", the titular planet is entirely composed of crystal, and is said to even have diamond waterfalls. Unfortunately, it orbits a star which produces extremely lethal "extonic radiation".
  • Mashin Sentai Kiramager: The buildings on the alien world of Crystalia are made mostly of marble or other stone, but the crystals are the primary focus of not just the architecture but also the planet's biology.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: "The Last Outpost": The surface of Delphi Ardu IV is dotted with large clusters of quartz-like crystals, which are used as energy collectors by the ancient Tkon outpost.
  • Threshold: People infected by the alien signal tend to dream about a forest of glass trees.
  • Ultraman Mebius Gaiden: The surface of Planet Aarb is covered in crystals, from human-sized to as tall as skyscrapers. The crystals are also sapient, living beings which can communicate with Hikari telepathically.

    Video Games 
  • Adventure Island IV has an area that largely takes place inside a green crystal cave.
  • Angry Birds Space: "Cosmic Crystals" is a crystal-themed world, with lots of crystalline terrain and blocks. Some of the planets themselves are made of crystal, and can be destroyed by a big enough impact.
  • BIONICLE: the Game: Most of Po-Wahi is taken up by a Minecart Madness level that loops through caves full of colorful, glowing crystal formations. If you want to stop and gawk, pausing the game reveals that the textures for the crystals are animated.
  • Book of Hours: The Rowenarium situated deep in the caverns beneath Hush House is a large room covered in huge shining white crystals. Spirits lurk inside the crystals, and the Librarian and assistant must be careful when carving their way in. Once inside, the Librarian can admire the vistas of a humongous cavern room covered in man-sized crystals.
  • Child of Light has crystal caves beneath the Cynbel Sea, and some of the crystals deal damage via spikes or electricity.
  • Command & Conquer: Tiberian Series: Tiberium can grow and extrude green or blue crystals. These crystal fields can spout out of the land, a rich source of resources... and full of dangers. Tiberium emits radiation, mutates lifeforms (including turning corpses into blob monsters), and can keep on growing without stopping. By the events of Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars, whole countries are covered in the stuff, with glowing rock glaciers and dried up bays full of crystals.
  • Coryoon has the underground caverns, whose landscape is made of purple crystals everywhere.
  • Dark Souls has the Crystal Cave, lair of Seath the Scaleless; a deep chasm covered in giant (mostly blue) crystals and populated by crystal golems. The crystals have significance beyond just prettiness, since in they are associated with sorcery (Seath's original invention) — and with the uglier sides of it in particular. "Golems" are actually people trapped in crystal shells, while prolonged tinkering with crystal-based magic chips away at the sorcerers' sanity.
  • Deep Rock Galactic is about space dwarf mining operations on a Death World where all biomes have small crystal outcroppings the dwarves can mine, but a few are dominated by crystals:
    • The Crystalline Caverns are exactly what the name implies, caverns filled with massive formations of (worthless) crystal. Sometimes, these crystals glow, making them one of the brighter biomes. Other times, they're electrified hazards.
    • The desolate Radioactive Exclusion Zone is mostly grey and scoured of life, but dotted with glowing green crystals and inert green-black ones. These crystals are labeled as "uranium" (actually a greyish metal in real life), and the glowing ones are a hazard to dwarves. There are also sometimes scanner-scrambling crystalline helixes to be found.
    • The Salt Pits, as one might expect, are caverns made entirely of rock salt, both white and red, with massive formations of such to be found. Massive, and sometimes unstable; while the salt isn't intrinsically dangerous in the way the materials of the other two caverns are, the stalactites can be shot down, with potentially unpleasant results.
  • Donkey Kong 64: Crystal Caves is a large, intricate cavern with crystallized walls in many areas. It transitions into Slippy-Slidey Ice World in the frontier areas.
  • Dungeons of Aether has the Mineral Deposits area, which contains many large crystals. The main gimmick is fragile crystal bridges that can only be crossed if you are carrying few items.
  • Dungeon Siege:
    • The Kingdom of Ehb's Subterranean River is a limestone cave complex loaded with multicolored glowing crystals, crystalline enemies, Trog warriors, and other cavey enemies.
    • The Utraean Peninsula features two crystal caves. The Crystal Caverns are similar to Ehb's, while the Sulfur Tunnels have far fewer crystalline opponents and more organic enemies. Every glowing crystal formation is a red or yellow not found in the other cave.
    • The Legends of Aranna campaign has one in its final third, which is overrun with Zaurask who have tainted a magic healing well located inside. The player's party is tasked with cleansing it by killing the Zaurask presence.
  • Empire Earth: Space maps have crystalline carbon deposits instead of trees.
  • Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth: The Lucent Hollows, the fourth stratum, is a large cavern filled with all sorts of crystals and gems. The later floors have larger crystals that can warp your party around as well, making up much of the puzzles of that part.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Final Fantasy V: The last part of the Interdimensional Rift is a series of floating crystal paths connected by teleporters with trees growing out of random points, with the battle screen showing vines spreading out among the crystals. Its last section makes a return in Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015).
    • Final Fantasy IX: The Crystal World is a planetoid of solid crystal that forms the final dungeon, reached by a pathway made of crystal leading out of Memoria. The path and the Crystal World's surface are covered with crystal formations of every type imaginable, with one area overlooking a vast plain dominated by enormous spires. The final area where Kuja is fought returns to represent the game's world in Dissidia Final Fantasy.
    • Final Fantasy X: The Macalania Woods combine this with The Lost Woods, consisting of a forest encrusted with blue crystals that may or may not be ice due to the fayth at the nearby frozen lake. Glowing crystals jut out from the roots and glowing orbs rest among the branches, with one particularly large specimen of the latter having the power to upgrade the Celestial Weapons. The waters of a local spring are used to create spheres, one of the few forms of Magitek that the Church of Yevon officially allows.
    • Final Fantasy XII: Marquis Ondore's manor in Bhujerba is an invoked example. The manor has enormous wings of magicite on its grounds as a grandiose display of Bhujerba's (and by extension, his family's) prosperity. The nearby Lhusu Mines are also shot through with veins of blue magicite, though any freestanding formations have long since been quarried out.
    • Final Fantasy XIII: As it dies, the Fal'cie Anima turns the waters of Lake Bresha into solid crystal. The same event also caused several airships to crash and the resulting flames and electrical sparks have also been crystalized, creating formations that glow like lava among the blue crystals of the lake. The ruins on the lake's shore have also been filled with crystallized flames. Also, an optional area of the Mah'habara Subterra includes an abandoned dig site full of very large glowing red crystals that give off an Audible Gleam. At the end is the Boss Room of the Cie'th Syphax, a rusted-out platform overlooking a chamber containing entire veins of the stuff.
    • Final Fantasy XIV has a lot of places where crystals form part of the landscape. Prominent among them are the lands of Mor Dhona, which are mostly crystallized due to a event known as the Battle of Silvertear Skies where the Garlean Empire moved to dominate the land of Eorzea with their flying super-dreadnought, the Agrius. Not long after the invasion was started it was ended when the Keeper of the Lake, Midgardsormr, summoned an army of dragons with mutual destruction of both parties. Over the next five years, the fuel used by the airships and the bodies of the decaying dragons caused the land to crystallize and large crystal structures to emerge from the ground. Shinryu's Realm is another example, being comprised of mountains of blue crystal sticking up out of the colorful cloud layer below.
    • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: Babus's postgame recruitment mission takes you to the Ambervale. Instead of the palace where you fought the final boss, however, the battle takes place in a cave made of colorful crystals. Some of the maps for Tubola Cave are also made mostly of mythril formations, which are palette-swaps of the crystals.
  • Freedom Planet: The middle sections of Relic Maze take place in the caverns beneath the temple of the Kingdom Stone, which are filled with colorful crystals. Larger crystals, which move back and forth across the caves' passages, serve as hazards.
  • GRIS: At one point, the player character lands in a cave where the walls are made of ice crystals. The core mechanic in this area is that at regular intervals a freezing event occurs, which creates a frozen replica of the character that can be used as a stepping stone if done right.
  • Guild Wars 2: The Dragonbrand has many landscape features (plants, rocks, and even animals) turned to crystal. The Brand is a menacing, Mordor-like area, primarily due to the crystals, the scar of the crystal dragon Krakatorik's arrival.
  • Hollow Knight has the mountainous Crystal Peak area aboveground next to the town of Dirtmouth, which is filled with pink crystalline caverns that were once mined for their abundant riches. Most areas are primarily rocky caves dotted with crystalline growths, but interespersed with these are huge caves entirely lined by fields of razor-sharp crystals. The area is crawling with crystalized bug enemies, and the reanimated remains of the civilized bugs who still dig away endlessly with their mining equipment, long after their own death and the fall of their kingdom.
  • Hydorah: The Rubinia level takes the player through a thicket of rubies drifting through space, some of them having angry faces that shoot smaller ruby pieces. If the player manages to get through that and the boss at the end, they will reach a treasure cache where, as the mystic floating head reassures, they will find something that will help them "become a hero".
  • Hyper Light Drifter: In the forests of the West Zone, vast amounts of pale green crystals litter the ground. Large crystals can be broken to refuel weapon energy, but the small shards on the ground are very dangerous.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
    • Kingdom Hearts:
      • The first two areas of the End of the World handle this trope in different ways. The first area, called the Final Dimension, at first appears to be an empty sky with invisible walls to keep you on the path. The preset battles in the area reveal that you are walking on solid ground and the invisible walls are actually cliffs made of columnar crystals of various dull colors. The Giant Crevasse after that is a huge, colorful canyon with ledges everywhere and giant crystals jutting out of random points on every surface. The ground in both areas is covered by thick layers of a fine crystal dust, which can also be seen dripping off the cliffs in the Final Dimension if one looks closely.
      • A Dummied Out area called the Crumbling Island represents Destiny Islands collapsing in on itself and being absorbed by the End of the World. The ground and cliffs are mostly purple with bright yellow and orange crystals jutting out in many places. The few remaining trees have been reduced to root-like structures being cracked apart by jagged masses of blue crystal.
    • Kingdom Hearts II has the Spooky Cave, where Pooh finally regains his memories of Sora. The place is full of blue crystal formations, with them completely covering the walls of the room where Pooh is waiting. Hazards include falling crystal blocks, slippery crystal surfaces and, for some reason, swarms of bees. Also, one of Hollow Bastion's save points is in a slot canyon full of blue and purple crystals. The Updated Re-release adds the Cavern of Remembrance, whose walls contain more of the same crystals.
    • Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-: The Depths of Darkness are a cave full of tall, rounded rock formations whose tops are shot through with cracks full of some kind of glowing blue crystal, leaving areas away from the entrance to Destiny Islands in an eerie blue half-light. Freestanding crystal formations become more and more common closer to said entrance and a few of the rock formations have been broken open, revealing that they have cores of the same crystalline material. The Castle of Dreams and Enchanted Dominion worlds are also becoming encrusted with the stuff in places.
  • Kingdom Rush: Origins: The Crystal Lake stage is covered in clusters of giant purple crystals. The Grootslang periodically uses its sonic roar to shatter these and open new lanes.
  • Kirby Super Star and its remake have the Crystal Field area in the Great Cave Offensive, which is full of bright, shining crystals.
  • Klonoa: Door to Phantomile: The Moon Kingdom sits on (or perhaps is) a giant floating castle, with many parts of the castle made from crystal as well.
  • Mega Man:
    • Mega Man 5: Crystal Man's stage takes place in a crystal cave with crystal-shooting enemies, falling crystal traps, and crystal spikes.
    • Mega Man 9: Jewel Man's stage takes place in another crystal mine with crystalline enemies as well as crystal spike hazards.
    • Mega Man X2 has Crystal Snail's stage which takes place in a crystal cave. Stage hazards include crystal spikes as well as large chunks of crystal that loosen from their location and slide down, crushing X if it traps him between a wall. Notably, if he uses the Silk Shot which attracts random debris around the location he's in, it attracts crystals instead of scrap.
  • Monster Sanctuary: The caves inside Mt. Freeze are full of crystals. According to the Monster Journal, they were made by Crystal Snails.
  • Myst IV: Revelation: The Prison Age of Spire consists of huge stone palaces with a greenish glowing crystalline mineral that allows the rock to float. A greenish, star-like core at the bottom of the age creates this phenomenon. The crystals themselves are also capable of holding near-infinite amounts of electricity, which give off a sound when discharged. Among other uses, Sirrus engineered some of the crystals as sonic bombs to destroy Nara and escape Spire.
  • NiGHTS into Dreams…: One of Helen Cartwright's Dream Lands in Nightopia manifests as Crystal Castle, also known as the Land of Glass. As its name implies, the world and everything in it is made of a crystalline glass.
  • Nuclear Throne: The Crystal Caves are a series of caverns filled with orange crystals, as well as living crystal enemies. An alternate version of the area can be accessed, called the Cursed Crystal Caves, which is host to purple crystals.
  • Pikmin 3: The cave where the Rock Pickmin are discovered is filled with clusters of clear quartz crystals, including several breakable ones in the playable area that contain the grey Onion alongside a few other items and numerous other ones that fill up the background.
  • Pokémon:
    • Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire have the Cave of Origin's Boss Room, which contains small crystal formations whose color depends on which mascot legendary is there. In Ruby, the crystals are red to match Groudon's lava pool. In Sapphire, the crystals are blue to go with Kyogre and its pond. In Emerald, the chamber is empty and has crystals of one color on each side.
    • In Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, Cerulean Cave is full of bright blue crystal formations jutting out of the cave's floor and ceiling. Most of the ones on the floor are shaped like stalagmites with some quartz-like formations here and there. Mewtwo's battlefield is dominated by the quartz-like formations.
    • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers has the dungeon Crystal Cave, an underground cave system made of blue and green crystals. The deepest part of the caves, Crystal Crossing, is where the Olympus Mon Azelf dwells, guarding a Cosmic Keystone.
    • New Pokémon Snap: Outaway Cave has a large crystal area where the Mythical Pokémon Diancie can be found in the postgame.
    • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Area Zero has a giant cave that houses enormous crystals along with Paradox Pokémon. This is also where Tera Crystals (used for Teratalization) originated from.
  • Polar Bowler: The second-to-last of the bowling lanes is Aurora Alley, which is surrounded by colorful crystals jutting out of the snowy landscape. The nearer crystals have a shimmering texture and are just as brightly colored as the aurora for which the place is named.
  • Pu·Li·Ru·La: The second level is full of crystals jutting out of the ground.
  • Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale: The Lapis Core room has large formations of elemental crystals scattered around the area.
  • In RuneScape elves use a technique called "crystal singing" to reshape existing crystal. This crystal was mostly from the body of their Goddess, Seren and their homeworld, Tarddiad, which is more or less an entire planet of beautiful forests and lakes partially made of crystal. The whole world is covered of dark blue and cyan due to the refracted light, making it a haunting experience. Their capital city, Prifddinas is a partial example of this trope. The city is largely make of marble and jade, but sizable portions of it are also made of crystal, especially Seren's. This becomes a problem when Seren is tries to remake herself when the ban on gods is brought down, causing severe earthquakes.
  • Shatterline has the surface of earth, as a result of Hostile Terraforming after a space virus turns most of the planet into crystal, with majority of it's human population forcefully converted to Crystalline Creatures. There's even gigantic crystal spikes impaling through the Empire State Building...
  • In Solar Jetman, one of the planet types is a surface laced with jagged crystals. Curiously, colliding with the surface on these stages doesn't damage your ship any more than bumping into the walls on the non-crystalline planets.
  • Spin Rhythm XD: The background sceneries from certain levels feature floating crystals.
  • Spyro the Dragon:
  • Star Control Origins has crystal planets. They tend to be quite dangerous but loaded with valuable resources.
  • Subnautica: Below Zero has the Crystal Cave and Fabricator Cave, located in the deepest trenches of the ocean, and are both beautiful and full of deadly sea monsters.
  • Sunless Sea and Sunless Skies both have areas of the map covered in crystals of jagged glass. Both these areas are decidedly unpleasant, not because of the shards, but because of what's causing them - The Dawn Machine and the Clockwork Sun respectively. The Clockwork Sun will actually steadily vitrify anyone near it, and will do so even faster if you do something to provoke it (such as mildly insulting it).
  • Super Mario Odyssey: The landscape of the Luncheon Kingdom is covered in giant replicas of food items made of crystal.
  • Super Smash Bros.:
    • Super Smash Bros. 64: The stage Meta Crystal, where Metal Mario is fought in 1P Game, takes place within a large underground hollow decorated with enormous metallic crystals, both in the stage proper and the background.
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: The Battlefield, both the fighting arena proper and the background behind it, is decorated with tapered spires of smooth bluish crystal growing from the ground. The ones of the stage aren't much taller than the fighters, while the background ones are the size of houses.
  • Sword of Mana: The town of Ishe and the surrounding Glass Desert consist of a vast expanse of glittering sand over blue crystal bedrock. The landscape is dotted with blue and purple crystal formations that range in size from small rocks to large heaps of crystal chunks.
  • Tales of Hearts: The Spir Mazes, labyrinths formed inside people's hearts where the core of their Spiria (the essence of their feelings) resides. They are composed entirely of crystal pathways and gemstones, and the only living beings are the Xerom who invade them in an attempt to consume that person.
  • Temtem: Tucma is dotted with giant crystals and crystalized trees. Because of this, its economy revolves around mining.
  • Total War: Warhammer III:
    • As Tzeentch corruption increases, large growths of blue crystal begin to appear in both the campaign and battle maps.
    • The Warpstone Desert is dotted with large growths of glowing green crystals, which also appear as background elements and terrain obstacles in its battle maps.
  • A Very Long Rope to the Top of the Sky: The Saecelium Mine's walls are covered in blue crystal formations.
  • World of Warcraft: Deepholm, the realm of the earth elementals, has vast tracts of crystal terrain.

  • Cucumber Quest: The Crystal Kingdom, despite being a Hailfire Peaks land, is filled with and made out of crystals.
  • Homestuck: Aradia's planet in the Medium, the Land of Quartz and Melody, is covered in twisting growths of pale blue quartz.
  • Yokoka's Quest: The underground village and caves leading to it in chapters 6-8 feature glowing crystals protruding from the ground and walls.

    Web Original 
  • Sagan 4: The crystal flora commonly resemble crystals, as their name would suggest, though they usually coexist with other plants. Crystal-only landscapes were occasionally seen in the original, but became far more common in the reboot after all plants except for the crystal flora go extinct.

    Western Animation 
  • Adventure Time: The Crystal Dimension is a dimension composed almost entirely of crystal, inhabited by magical beings like crystal people, Rainicorns and anthropomorphic dogs.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: The catacombs beneath Ba Sing Se are littered with luminous green crystals, which come in handy for any Earthbenders nearby. The catacombs often are used to hold enemies of the Earth Kingdom, since they're deep underground and naturally well-lit.
  • Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!: The Crystal Canopy is — you guessed it — a magnificent cavern flooded with gigantic crystals to the brim. However, the crystals are extremly fragile too, and can detect even the slightest of sounds — even the slightest noise could cause the crystals to be destroyed.
  • Ben 10: Petropia, homeworld of the Petrosapiens, is an entire planet of crystals. Except to call it a planet isn't entirely accurate, as it's not round at all. It looks more like a giant crystal made up of smaller crystals.
  • Dragons: The Nine Realms: The aptly named Crystal Realm is this.
  • Dinosaur Train: In "What's at the Center of the Earth? Minerals!", the Drill Train's drill breaks when it hits a large topaz crystal. Fortunately, the cave is full of crystals, so the Conductor tells the kids to find an even harder mineral. Shiny loves the cave so much that she suggests making it into an underground station.
  • My Little Pony:
    • My Little Pony 'n Friends: The Crystal Desert is filled with growths of giant purple crystals, crystalline plants in the same hue, and very little else.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
      • The Crystal Empire, introduced in the episode of the same name, is an entire city of crystal architecture. The houses are all made of colorful crystalline material — some appear to simply be enormous crystals hollowed out and fitted with doors and windows — and shrubs and trees are replaced by clusters and spikes of bluish crystals. In "A Rockhoof and a Hard Place", it turns out that even the royal gardens follow this trend, being filled with delicate plants and flowers made entirely out of shaped crystal.
      • "Inspiration Manifestation": When Rarity goes mad with power after learning a powerful spell that lets her reshape reality around her, her quest to make everything beautiful does a fair job of turning Ponyville into a partial example of this. By the end of the episode, multiple buildings and trees have been transformed into colorful crystal replicas of themselves, while the town's roads have all been turned into gold.
      • "Hearthbreakers": The Pie family's mine is filled with large amounts of free-standing crystals. This is downplayed in the external quarry, which only has a few moderately-sized crystals poking out here and there, but the mine tunnels themselves are completely filled with immense, wall-covering formations of translucent pink-purple crystals.
    • My Little Pony: A New Generation: Bridlewood, the forest with the unicorns live, is littered with large crystals growing out of the ground. This is the main reason the main characters investigate Bridlewood for the unicorn crystal, believing that it can be found there.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: "Chum Caverns" has Plankton discover an underground crystal cave which he uses to attract customers.
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks: In "Temporal Edict", the planet Gelrak V is covered in fields of towering purple crystals covered in complex carvings by the locals, who center every part of their culture around using and/or revering crystals.
  • Steven Universe: Numerous rooms in the temple are decorated with crystal outcroppings and many of the locations the protagonists visit early in the series are full of sparkly crystal ornaments.
  • Total Drama: While travelling underground in "This Is the Pits!", the Wâneyihtam Maskwak enter the Gem Cave of Pahkitew Island. This area is chock-full of red gems that are both identified as rubies and as diamonds. The Gem Cave is the domain of Bling Bear, who knows if someone takes a gem and does not respond kindly to it. This would've been an easy danger to avoid for the team were it not for Shawn's attraction to shiny gems. Bling Bear does not give up the chase until the team jumps into the outhouse's waste.
  • Trollhunters: Because Trolls live underground, the various caverns are filled with vast mountains of crystals, many of which are magical in nature.

    Real Life 
  • The Cave of the Crystals in Mexico is filled with gypsum crystal formations larger than a person — the largest is twelve meters long and four thick. Unfortunately, the extremely high temperatures (130°+) and 99% humidity, along with it currently being flooded, means a full exploration of the cavern is currently unfeasible.


Concurrent Skies

Concurrent Skies is an island covered by huge growths of blue, electrically-charged crystals.

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