2.7" Twinned Staurolite Cross In Mica-Schist - Pestsovye Keivy, Russia

This is a large, 2.7" wide, twinned, staurolite cross in a sparkly Mica-Schist matrix. It comes from the Shuururta Mine near Pestsovye Keivy in the Keivy Mountains of Russia.

Includes an acrylic display stand.

Staurolite is a hard, reddish-brown mineral that is commonly found in metamorphic rocks such as schist and gneiss. It has an interesting habit of occurring as twinned, six-sided crystals that look like crosses. These staurolite formations are frequently known as "fairy stones". Staurolite is the official state mineral of Georgia.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Staurolite
LOCATION
Shuururta Mine, Pestsovye Keivy, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
SIZE
Cross 2.7" wide, Rock 4" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#175674