Looking for Di-lithium Crystals.

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Commodore Starska, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Commodore Starska

    Commodore Starska New Member

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    I am searching for a good source of some Di-lithium Crystals.

    The Type on TNG not TOS.

    Small bundles of Shards like Superman style Crystals kind of molded to geather in a clump.

    If you can imagine what I am talking about.

    My Google searches just give me china and hanging lamp Crystals.

    Anyone know of a source on the internet where I can order many?

    Thanks,
    keith
     
  2. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Something like this?

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  3. UFO

    UFO Sr Member

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    wow.
    thats really cool. love to get my hands on some of that as well.
     
  4. Kal-ElofKrypton

    Kal-ElofKrypton Well-Known Member

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  5. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Easy... These are lab grown crystals. Some are gem quality but most aren't. Even so, most of the larger displays are rather pricey for what they are. Her's a good link re: lab grown xtals.

    http://www.crystalgrowing.com/main-index_e.htm
     
  6. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If I knew specific episodes that showed the dilithium crystals, i could take screen grabs. Here's one I found in the Memory Alpha listing for Dilithium.

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    - k
     
  7. Commodore Starska

    Commodore Starska New Member

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    Yes SurferGeek,
    that is a great example. Now for clear and produced. maybe out of acrylic.
    I am looking more for a everyone is the same type of production. It is to be used as part of awards.
     
  8. nailuj

    nailuj Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was a geologist for many years and that looks to me like a natural chunk of rose quartz. Cheap and abundant. Have a look at google images.
     
  9. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I know a few people here have recreated crystals in clear resin but I think something that large and that complex will look fake, IMHO of course. Agree with nailju, I read somewhere that they used a large quartz chunk for the dilithium but it was a natural piece. I did a quick check on Ebay and most of the stuff there was for jewelry and "meditating"... small stuff. I'm sure some "rock shops" would have larger pieces.
     
  10. Commodore Starska

    Commodore Starska New Member

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    Thanks for the input folks.

    Keith
     
  11. SG Merc

    SG Merc Well-Known Member

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    Check your local newspaper for rock and gem shows. You can get all sorts of large rocks at those events.
     
  12. Commodore Starska

    Commodore Starska New Member

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    Thanks again everyone.

    I just got word that the project these were need for has been changed.

    But I do thank you all for your input and help.

    Keith


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