Japan Twin Quartz (multiple twins)
Andilamena District, Madagascar
Andilamena District, Alaotra-Mangoro Region, Toamasina Province , Madagascar
A wonderful little quartz grouping from the Marovaolavo Mine in Andilamena, Toamasina Province, Madagascar that features a handful of Japan-law twin quartz crystals that have formed together. Clusters with more than one Japan-twin are fairly uncommon, and simply cool, if you ask me. This piece has at least 6 distinct Japan twins that I can find, maybe more. The specimen is in good condition with only minor broken crystals at the bottom.