Check out this link about crystal formation: Theory of Crystal Formation
Adam - are you joking?
How Quartz is created
Quartz is a defining constituent of granite and other felsic igneous rocks. It is very common in sedimentary rocks such as sandstone and shale. It is a common constituent of schist, gneiss, quartzite and other metamorphic rocks. Quartz has the lowest potential for weathering in the Goldich dissolution series and consequently it is very common as a residual mineral in stream sediments and residual soils.
While the majority of quartz crystallizes from molten magma, much quartz also chemically precipitates from hot hydrothermal veins as gangue, sometimes with ore minerals like gold, silver and copper. Large crystals of quartz are found in magmatic pegmatites. Well-formed crystals may reach several meters in length and weigh hundreds of kilograms.
That's how you make quartz crystals...and oh, yeah, you have to wait several millennia for them to get big.
A GCSE or equivilent text book from a local library should clear this up. Even better, one of my favourate books called the "Crystal Bible" has a thorough introduction to how crystals form and grow.
That said; no, buried crystals won't grow.
"That said; no, buried crystals won't grow."
But they will get dirty, which serves no useful purpose.
crystals can grow, it just depends. some people grow different kinds of crystals pretty much from scratch. the details involved in a crystal growing determine whether it will grow or not.
Well, now you know better. You can 'grow' crystal quartz, but it will take you extremely high heat, extremely high pressure and several million years to do so.
The salt is just dissolved in the liquid. When the water evaporates, the salt reforms into crystals and precipitates out.
As for your bowl, a wooden bowl is porous. The salt and water seeps through. This happens with clay gardening pots as well.
As I understand it, the salt travels along the necklace cord to the outside of the bowl? That’s normal, just water being soaked up. It may only be tiny amounts of water, too small to see, but each second some of the water escapes and evaporates.
Also, salt is formed when salt water evaporates. You cannot dissolve quartz in water. Quartz forms from molten magma. This means that you would need to use molten magma to ‘grow’ a quartz crystal, just as you need salt water to ‘grow’ a salt crystal.
So, to form salt, use salt water.
To form quartz, use molten magma.
Hope this helps!
Lizzie did answer your question. The water is traveling, the amount is just minute. Too small for the naked eye to see.