Crystal cluster

A crystal cluster is a group of crystals which are formed in an open space environment and exhibit euhedral crystal form determined by their internal crystal structure. A cluster of small crystals coating the walls of a cavity are called druse.

A quartz crystal cluster from Tibet
Dolomite druse (pink) with calcite crystals

See alsoEdit

  • Crystallization – Process by which a solid with a highly organised atomic or molecular structure forms

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • "Mechanical and Physical Properties of Whiskers", CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 55th edition.