• Quartz (Japan Law Twin?)
  • Quartz (Japan Law Twin?)

Quartz (Japan Law Twin?)

$500.00   €417  £370.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC21231
Mount Teneriffe forms part of a mountain chain in western Washington state, east of Seattle, and is a locality known for well crystallised Quartz found amongst a breccia on its north face.  This interesting small miniature has several transparent terminated Quartz crystals covering a sawn granitic matrix.  The saw cut provides a good and stable base and is not apparent once displayed.  The dominant feature is a roughly 90 degree offset pair of gemmy Quartz crystals, measuring 2.7 and 2.4 cm long from the common base.  These are noted on the accompanying old label as a Japan Law twin (typed “Japanese twin”), but I feel this must be treated with caution.  It could be, but the re-entrant angle does not appear close to meeting the criteria of this twinning law.  Whatever, it is a beautiful pair of transparent and gemmy Quartz crystals, of the variety Rock Crystal.  This specimen is from the Josef Clemente Collection of southern Germany.


3.5 × 4.8 × 3.3 cm
Quartz and Agate
Mount Teneriffe, North Bend, King Co., Washington, USA, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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