Growing environment of crystal

- Aug 19, 2019-

Growing environment

Crystal is in the ground, caves, more need to have a rich source of groundwater, groundwater silica containing saturated, it should take about under atmospheric pressure and the pressure of two times to three times the left and right sides, the temperature is between 550-600 ℃, and then gives the appropriate time, the crystal will be in accordance with the "trigonal system" (hexagonal system) of the laws of nature, and the crystallization into hexagonal prism shape of the crystal.


Generally, the growth rate of the crystal is about 0.8 mm (mm) per day in an ideal controlled environment, where physical and chemical conditions meet the above conditions.This is also the standard rate of production in many artificial crystal laboratories and factories.The resulting crystals, known as synthetic quartz, are often cut into chips for use in the electronics, computers and communications industries.Others call it 'cultivated quartz, cultured quatrtz,' using a different noun but talking about the same thing.General, the man-made crystal of industrial use, its thickness needs about 3 centimeters left and right sides, namely 30mm, need the time that controls about 40 days to grow;For the jewelry industry to grind into more than 10 cm (100mm) crystal ball, usually about 120 ~ 180 days is enough.But, this is the ideal environment under artificial control, is likely to have this kind of speed, in nature, the situation is not so optimistic, because the raw materials, the condition of water quality, temperature, pressure and so on have been in the midst of change, is very difficult to achieve ideal condition, often require tens of thousands of times, or millions of times as long, and can achieve the same growth.That's why geological age is based on millions of years, and why natural crystal is so precious.


When normal crystal is growing, growth lines parallel to prisms of columnar tips can be found.Because in the ground, the growth space in the cave is very narrow, especially in the event of an earthquake, or crustal changes, and even easy to be squeezed by other ores, often compression produces different "crystal surface."Also, when crystals are still in liquid form, they often grow together with other minerals and marl, such as rutile (which later becomes a crystal), volcanic marl (which later becomes a phantom crystal), and so on.All of this is "part of nature," and please don't think of it as a "flaw."

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