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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2021 03:18    Post subject: Article on Naica and Gypsum  

I just read this article and thought it would be of general interest to this group. I especially like the picture from Pulpí, Spain.
https://cen.acs.org/physical-chemistry/geochemistry/Naicas-crystal-cave-captivates-chemists/97/i6
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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2021 08:47    Post subject: Re: Article on Naica and Gypsum  

Thanks and A nice article however using two different browsers no images to be seen.
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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2021 08:52    Post subject: Re: Article on Naica and Gypsum  

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PostPosted: Oct 14, 2021 09:54    Post subject: Re: Article on Naica and Gypsum  

https://www.foro-minerales.com/forum/gen_imag/Cristales_Naica-Chemical_Society_Reviews/Cristales_Naica-Chemical_Society_Reviews.pdf

Here is a much more detailed treatment of the science...

Still struggles with the reality of near real-time crystal growth. Zero to 10 cm in under a year is routine

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PostPosted: Oct 15, 2021 11:58    Post subject: Re: Article on Naica and Gypsum  

Thanks so much Peter. This is so helpful for understanding crystal growth, not just these crystals. I'll be running down references as well as struggle through the formulas. But, for now the clarity of thought and presentation, I commend to anyone interested in crystal growth and formation.
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