Magnesium Crystal Cluster Close-up

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    This is a close-up of a synthetic magnesium crystal cluster. It was done by distilling magnesium and the group is about 3 cm wide. It is part of my personal collection of elements, from www.paulslab.com

    carolynboettner, Cyberchemist, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. carolynboettner 34 months ago | reply

      New to the group .... this is beyond gorgious! :)

    2. fksr 17 months ago | reply

      This looks really cool! Can crystals like those be grown at home with a reasonable amount of effort? If so, would you happen to have instructions for how it's done?

    3. Paul's Lab 17 months ago | reply

      Thanks! I did not make these crystals myself, and growing them at home will be very dificult. But this is the process used: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgeon_process

    4. fksr 17 months ago | reply

      That doesn't sound like something I'd want to to at home at all...

      Your crystal photos are all lit beautifully. What kind of lighting setup do you use?

    5. Paul's Lab 17 months ago | reply

      I used one of those small photo studios. It has difuse lighting from above and the sides. The crystal was turned in a way to bring out the nice surfaces. Only little post processing of the photo was done on the background and overall color temperature.

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