- Quartz (Japan Law twin) with Hematite
- Cabinet, 13.4 x 9.5 x 1.8 cm
- Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Impressive at 13.4 cm across, this singular Japan Law Quartz twin is both interesting and attractive. The Quartz crystals are tabular, gemmy to translucent, and within them there is preferential Hematite coloration which adds depth, color, and definition to the Quartz. Populating the surface is a later generation of Hematite, this time in the form of 3-4 mm crystallized discs that have good metallic luster. This unusual cabinet specimen has both interesting characteristics and a nice aesthetic all its own. The color of the hematite inclusions contrasting to the hematite crystals atop, make it unique in my experience, and really just prettier than others as most such twins are simply about the quartz geometry itself. I have seen some other broken examples, but none as good as this. Comes with a custom base for easy display.