swallowtail twinning

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A type of crystal twinning in which one crystal divides into two along a twin plane, giving a twinned crystal in the shape of a ‘V’ or swallowtail. The mineral gypsum may develop this twinned form.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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