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GROW YOUR OWN CRYSTALS

Introduction
Gather Your Equipment
Prepare a Supersaturated Solution
Put It All Together
Results and Resources

Mineral Matters
Regional Minerals

Introduction

A mineral is an inorganic, naturally-occuring crystalline solid. This means that minerals form as crystals. Some mineral crystals, like halite (table salt when it's in your kitchen cupboard) are created by precipitation. The minerals precipitate out of a solution and collect into their crystal forms. With a few household items, you can use this process to grow your own crystals.

CAUTION!    Performing this experiment requires boiling water. Be careful to avoid injury or ask an adult to help you.

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