Roger Weller, geology instructor
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orthoclase-Carlsbad twinned crystal-1
A twin crystal is a structure where two or more crystals of the same mineral are
growing together, oriented in a specific crystallographic direction. This particular
type of orthoclase feldspar twinning is referred to as a Carlsbad twin.
The specimen is a little under 2 centimeters in length.
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