Compound Twinning

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This figure shows an example of Compound Twinning, where two orthoclase twins are twinned in parallel to their basal pinacoid. Compound Twins are produced by the presence of two or more twinning laws in the same group.




George Huntington Williams, Ph.D. Elements of Crystallography for Students of Chemistry, Physics, and Mineralogy (New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1892)


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