Japanese twin quartz crystal

Japanese twin quartz crystal

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Credit: DR JUERG ALEAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Japanese twin quartz crystal. Japanese twins are a rare form of twin crystallization of the mineral quartz. They consist of two crystals joining at an exact angle of 84 degrees, 33 minutes. This specimen, about 2 centimetres across, is from the Peruvian Andes.

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