Loading

Twinned crystals

Photo: RBINS

Museum of Natural Sciences (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

Museum of Natural Sciences (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)

Minerals may attract a lot of attention because of their brilliance and colours, but usually it is their often-complex shape that fascinates visitors. Twinned crystals illustrate this perfectly. They are formed when two similar crystals interact in a specific way. There are different types of twins, with different shapes. “Fishtail Twins”, “Butterfly Twins”, and “Star Twins” are just a few of the possibilities.

Show lessRead more

Details

  • Title: Twinned crystals
  • Creator: Photo: RBINS
  • Location: Mount Ida, Arkansas (USA)
  • Medium: Mineral

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile