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big table salt crystal sea salt filter residue day 1

I discovered a big table salt (NaCl)-crystal left in a container with a saturated solution and lying there for many months. I will now start an experiment to see if I can get this crystal even bigger. Probably it will take many months more...

I made a new saturated solution of pure sea salt and filtered it off. Surprisingly the filter residue looks like it is sand from the Sahara which blows regularly over the salt lakes near Santa Pola (Salines de Santa Pola), south of Alicante, Spain, where this salt is produced.

Today is day 1 of trying to grow the crystal bigger.

The big crystal is slowly getting covered with a salt deposit and becomes opague. Also the thread is getting covered with miniscule little crystals.