Three Twinned Staurolite Crosses In Glittering Mica-Schist - Russia

This is a cluster of twinned staurolite crosses in a sparkly Mica-Schist matrix. It comes from the Shuururta Mine near Pestsovye Keivy in the Keivy Mountains of Russia. The largest cross is 1.13" wide.

Staurolite is a hard, reddish-brown mineral commonly found in metamorphic rocks such as schist and gneiss. It has an interesting habit, 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
Rock 3.3" wide
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ITEM
#242348