Graphite Crystals with Growth Spirals
From Crestmore quarry, Riverside County, California

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Heart-shaped growth spiral on
0.5-mm graphite crystal,
etched from calcite.
Multiple growth spirals on
0.5-mm graphite crystal,
etched from calcite.
Assorted growth spirals on 0.8-mm
graphite crystal.
Double growth spiral on
a sharp 0.2-mm graphite crystal,
etched from calcite
Growth steps with secondary steps
nucleated at the corners of larger steps
Growth spirals on a sharp 0.8-mm
hexagonal graphite crystal. The main
crystal also has a growth twin (black).
A thin rounded crystal of chlinochore
is sitting over some of the sprals.

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