Inorganic flowers

2010-06-29 07:00 by Ian

I cleaned out my waste beakers last week. There was one in particular that had evaporated to dryness and left some interesting crystals.

This jar was full of chloride salts of nickel and lead. Beautiful malachite-colored needles protruding radially from dirty yellow-green centers. It struck me as floral. Click for full-resolution.