When You Melt This Metal Down, You Can Create Beautiful Crystals

Growing up, science class was the one period I dreaded every day.

It’s not like I was bad at it, but I just found the content to be so boring. If there was one topic that did pique my interest, however, it was the unit on rocks and minerals. Our friend CrazyRussianHacker knows all about the beauty of a mineral called bismuth, especially when it’s melted down.

He begins by taking a large block of bismuth and placing it in a saucepan over fairly high heat.

large block of bismuth