Cross post from yahoo group removed.
please don’t cross post. Hanuman
Don’t you think there might be thousands of unidentified crystals in
the Earth crust, formed by conditions of temperature and pressure
which we have never simulated in the lab?
Next question: What does future crystallography mean for future
When jewellers cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires, they
faces which are typically flat and meet other faces at angles rather
than arcs. What they are doing is immitating natural crystal faces.
But who can match the natural beauty of perfect crystals? Perhaps
future jewelry will do that.
What if we could for example, grow the scores of different crystals
which are known to form from chemical bonds with the seven platinum
group elements? How would they look, set in jewelry?
The first Re mineral crystal was not found until 1994, ie ReS2.