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(Santa Cruz Sentinel)   300-pound crystal stolen in one of the largest heists ever of a solid continuous framework of silicon-oxygen tetrahedra whose constituent atoms are arranged in an ordered pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions   ( divider line
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2013-03-12 12:47:55 PM  
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phaseolus: That's a pretty cool rock, but the headline lead me to believe it was a 300 pound single crystal, which would have been cooler. I found a picture --

...which I suppose isn't strictly speaking a single crystal, either, with those cracks.

Now I'm curious whether that thing grew that way or whether it's been carved into that shape. Looks pretty, regardless.

It grew that way. It's a nice specimen, and might fetch a couple or three bills at auction. It is by no means rare or exceptional,
2013-03-12 08:36:06 AM  
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jayessell: Time machine reference: Check.
Video game reference: Check.

Isn't there an 'end the world/raise elder gods' thing also?

Some of the Great Old Ones are crystalline. One has mineral tentacles. Another is a giant pillar residing on a lightless planet. You've got options.
2013-03-12 08:30:29 AM  
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Wanted for questioning...
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2013-03-12 08:02:01 AM  
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Final Fantasy villains seen cackling maniacally. Four random citizens chosen to be new Warriors of Light.
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