Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bismuth Crystals

Had you seen anything so bizarre and beautiful occurring in the natural world? Just recently I discovered these gorgeous stones called Bismuth crystals. Ironically, they are considered more metal than stone.

The way they grow like spiral stair steps almost look like they came from a Transformers movie or something. And the colors...!!

Unfortunately they are considered as brittle metal, and are very slightly radioactive as well. So even if I wish I could use them for jewelry, it is just not going to happen. They are still very pretty to stare at though!

(Pictures from here and here...)


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