Lab Grown Bismuth Crystals from Germany 3.5 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge
Native bismuth crystals are extremely rare. Even then, there is some argument whether the material is simply crystalline or cleavages of the mineral. These things matter when it comes to the hardcore mineral collector. Trust me. I know.
Lab grown crystals and are quite spectacular in terms of shape and colour. This growth habit is known as “hopper”. The play of light, or iridescence is what lends the material the rainbow colours. Just like the plumage of a peacock or a slick of oil on water.
For photos of larger and more rainbow-y bismuth crystals from the lab, click on the image below.