How Do Crystals Grow?
ES0506  More Crystal Structures

  !   After the 3-D models for galena and quartz have loaded, click the arrow buttons to explore their crystal lattice structures.

 
3-D crystal lattice structure of galena.
Jennifer Loomis, TERC
3-D crystal lattice structure of quartz.

5. Based on their crystal lattice structures, predict the shape of galena and quartz crystals. Hint: consider the quartz model from the top, side, and bottom to predict its crystal shape.


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