Hexagonal Plate Crystal
December 25, 2005
Provided by: The Schwerdtfeger Library
The above is but one example of several thousand snow crystal photomicrographs taken by Wilson Alwyn Bentley (1865-1931) -- all prepared on glass lantern slides at his oudoor laboratory near his home in Jericho, Vermont. This comely crystal is referred to as a plate with sectorlike extensions (classified as P2f). Note the central hexagonal plate from which the extensions grew.
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