Welcome to Crystalverse! This website is all about growing your own crystals with science, be it in the lab, at school, or even at home.
I’m Chase, and ever since I grew some crystals in my high school chemistry class, I’ve fallen in love with the art of crystal growing. For several years now I’ve been carrying out experiments at home, making new discoveries and sharing my findings on Reddit.
It’s actually surprisingly easy to grow beautiful crystals. You can even grow them out of common household materials, such as sugar, table salt and alum, which is used for baking. Here’s a clear salt crystal that I grew.
With some basic chemistry, I’ve also made my own compounds and grown crystals from them. For example, if you dissolve iron rust in cleaning acid, then add baking soda, and you get green crystals. Meanwhile, the solution you get from reacting scrap copper and vinegar forms black crystals. The crystal below took me 7 months to grow.
Every crystal has its own unique characteristics and growth patterns. Some grow quickly, others take longer. I’ve even been growing crystals from fertilizer, and this cluster took me just 3 weeks to grow.
But even though crystal growing is a super cool hobby, there’s not much information about it online. There are few detailed guides showing beautiful specimens that anyone can grow.
This is why I’ve decided to create this website – to share my story, to showcase all the things I’ve learnt and to act as a source of information for crystal growers around the world.
I hope you like it. Happy growing!