I have uploaded an shorter and less broad Question which is largely the same but requires a different kind of answer. What i want to say is that i re-asked my question in a different way because i do not want to delete the answers i got here so far and because the answered also would be incorrect in the context of my re-asked and re-written question link: Which crystals can exist permanently (and do not break down) under normal earth like outside conditions?
Hi I am not really all that well versed in chemistry or molecules for that matter but I am trying to find a way to "create" a scientific and realistic (trough probably unlikely) world with large crystal formations on the surface. The reason I want this is because I want to create a species for my novel that has its culture based around the large crystal formations living on the planet.
Now to limit my question a bit I would like the answer to these two points:
- What kind of crystal(s).
- How do you think the process should work.
- What limitations it creates.
The criteria are that:
- The crystals must be permanent without breaking down in normal earth conditions/atmosphere.
- Preferably no interference required by intelligent lifeforms.
- There will be oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
- They must be able to grow quite large. I’m thinking about large hexagonal crystal columns.
What are the tools?:
Well you can more or less use anything in nature, you can make suns explode if need be. But a more probable start would be selecting the chemical composition and what would be needed to form crystals from that point.
For instance if you need a long period of very high heat and then cooling down to “normal” temperatures you can make the system sun go red giant and heating the planet before becoming a white dwarf.