Where do crystals come from?

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Where do crystals come from? This question has been asked many times but never answered thoroughly. So, where do the come from? Crystals have a few different origins but by far the most common is facilitated in an igneous environment which can be described by Bowen's Reaction Series. In the early 1900's N.L. Bowen organized an experiment using Hawaiian Basalt to try and determine the environment in which minerals form. Bowen discovered by melting the basalt and observing it cool over time in a controlled environment that certain minerals crystallized at certain temperatures. Magma is a molten mixture of elements...

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