Saturday, December 5, 2009

bismuth crystals

These are lab-grown Bismuth crystals. They pretty much blow my mind. The only disappointing thing is that they don't look like this in nature. These are known as 'Hopper' crystals. This is what Wikipedia has to say about them. Supposedly you can even grow these yourself at home.

Photos from Wikimedia Commons.


  1. These are amazing! It's hard to believe those geometric forms are not sculpted.

    Haley Wulfman

  2. cool! i have a bismuth pendant - a thrifting find. a mystery until a geologist friend identified the crystal for me. love your work!