Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Grow Your Own Crystals: Day 1

I have decided to grow the crystals and keep an ongoing log of their progress for the delight and elucidation of my scientifcally-minded readers. Those readers with a grounding in the Arts should instead read The Honor of Savelli (1895) by S. Levett-Yeats and find entertainment in this swashbuckling tale.

Following the instructions on the packet, I placed the pebbles provided into a ramekin and added spirit vinegar. Here is the result of the first day's crystal growth - to give an idea of scale, I have placed the crystals alongside a common, everyday object:

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