Dims: 1.5" x 1.3" x 1.0"(3.8 x 3.3 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 1.00 oz.(28.5 g) w/ base
Sceptre Claims, Emerald Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada
Like other Smoky Quartzes from this locality, this specimen consists of several hexagonal prismatic crystals that interesect at or near their bases. However, there is a set of crystals in this particular cluster that meet at their bases, and are aligned at 90-degree angles to each other, creating a Japan-Law twin. It has no damage and consists of the largest crystal in the cluster, measuring 1.4"(3.6 cm) long and 0.5"(1.3 cm) in diameter, with four parallel crystals erupting from its base at a 90-degree angle! A few other crystals help to form the base that these twins rest on. All have a pale brown color and the standard vitreous luster of Quartz, and all show dim to clear transparence, due to many veil-like inclusions and internal fractures. The specimen is affixed to a square acrylic base.