Growing Pentagonite... Any Theories or Explanation?
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
I have purchased a cluster of Pentagonite on matrix. When purchased it had 3 smaller 1/4 inch crystals flowers. It's been in my home for a year, and now it has 10 flower clusters.
Two of the original ones that were about a half inch apart, are now touching and looking like a bigger cluster. The third crystal was a small speck in a crevice, it's now tripled in size and is overflowing the crevice... with long needles.
The newer ones started off as a blue flat spot and crystals slowly grew on it appearing one tiny crystal at the time (maybe every month or two). The existing needles keep growing longer as well. That's about as good as I can describe it.
In the spring, having noticed substantial changes in my Pentagonite, since I was at a mineral show I stopped to talk to a geologist of 30 yrs who confirmed my own research that a home neither contains the heat nor the elements required for the formation of new crystals. He never heard of this phenomenon and said it was pretty much impossible given the material itself is an unusual anomaly.
I understand science states it impossible but I can't change what my eyes are seeing according to scientific beliefs. Any thoughts?
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