This is an exquisite thin, well formed Japan Law Twin Quartz from Zambia in a crystal clear color nearly-heart-shaped. There are clear striations along both twins, adding dimension and interest to this beautiful piece. Japan Law Twin Quartz is a spectacularly rare find, as the formation of the crystals rarely occurs in nature.
Dimensions: 3.7cm x 3.0cm x 0.1cm
Weight: 7.3 grams
This mine is not far from Mansa where the famous natural citrines are found.
About Japan Law Twin Quartz
The Japan Law is the only common twinning law of quartz where the two twin crystals are visible as individuals. In a Japan Law twin the c-axis of two crystals meet at an angle of 84°33', with two of the m prism faces of both crystals being parallel. The result is usually a V-shaped twin, rarely a slightly oblique cross. Very often the Japan Law twin looks platy, because the crystal grows faster between the two arms.
An excellent formation for clearing the aura, to stabilize the emotions, dispel anger, and to encourage one to "expect a miracle". A stone of perpetuation, acting to enhance the management of resources within the body.
Nharo started traveling to Africa in 2002. Our company started buying arts and crafts. Over time fantastic minerals drew our attention. Craft buying taught us how to deal with African artists and we applied the lessons we had learned to dealing with small scale miners.