This is what a scientist mind is all about. Video from “JossTro” en youtube “For Christmas I got a packet of “Space Age Crystals” from my auntie and uncle. I wanted to see what they would look like growing quickly, so my Dad and I set up a camera and this is the result after
This is the most common and easiest way for a crystal to grow. The crystal will begin to grow only when the solution is saturated. Let me define “saturated“ for you. In this case, saturated solution is when we cannot dissolve anymore crystal growing chemical in a certain amount of water. This is better called balanced solution.
CRYSTALS The Greeks in antiquity called frost and ice “krystallos”—hence the word “crystal.” It was originally only used for clear rock-crystals whose transparent, symmetrical surfaces and mysterious geometric shapes have fascinated man since he began to wonder about nature. Today we know that all matter—including rocks, trees, stars, mountains, and men—is made up of tiny
If you put a piece of rough Rose Quartz like the one described above into a Rock Tumbler it will be ground and polished into a shiny gem. The process is similar to how nature creates the rounded pebbles you see on a river bank or beach. Inside a rotating barrel rough rocks tumble over
Quartz is the most common mineral found on the surface of the Earth, and an important component of many igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. It is found in a wide range of varieties and colors and used as a gemstone. Clear quartz is also called rock crystal. Locality : Brazil Formula : SiO2 (Silicon dioxide)
Grown crystals are generally called “man made” or “synthetic”, although this terminology is somewhat misleading. It’s really not man who creates them but the same forces of nature that form crystals inside the Earth. You just provide the proper ingredients and conditions to get the process started – like a gardener who plants a seed