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Rock Crystal

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Description
Locality: 
Tipling Mine, Ganesh Himal, Dhading District, Bagmati Region, Nepal
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.9 × 3.9 × 4.5 cm
Description

So this is what I would judge as „alpin“ - from the heart of the Himalaya mountain range, clefts at an altitude up to 5000 meters. Japanese Law twins are generally a great rarity and from alpine clefts and not just from a mining area are really exceptional. I know similar material from Pakistan, but not in this quality, not the same luster and not in this clarity. Madagascar produced really nice Japanese Law twins - but smaller and more common as they came from a mine. You always can get nice regular crystas from Ganesh - but a Japanese Law twin is out-standing. The first one I ever get from the area. I saw two whole boxes and selected the best one. There were larger ones - but not even one with one so exposed twin and not even a second in this quality. You said that I am a good hunter and this is what I do - I don´t buy pieces on average; I always take the best I can get.

The specimen is covered with water-clear, sharp, sparkling crystals - they form a very tri.-dimensional assemble, which looks like a landscape with mountains and valleys. At the right hand side tiny quartz crystals formed a pillar with this completely free-standing, perfect Japanese Law twin at the top - it shows excellent luster and razor sharp termination and excellent clarity. Aesthetics couldn´t be better - a wonderful piece!

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What's on the rock

Rock Crystal

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Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
Hardness: 
0.0
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