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    STAUROLITE
    Pestsovye Keivy, Keivy Mountains
    Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast'
    Northern Region, Russia
    4.9 x 3.7 x 1.9 inches (12.46 x 9.41 x 4.83 cm)


    Staurolite specimens are usually for sale at any gem and mineral show and for good reason - the natural "cross" shape often featured in the mineral specimens is hard to deny regardless of religious affiliation. The result of a phenomenon called "penetration" twinning, Staurolite crystals are prismatic in shape. In this example, the prismatic shape is clearly visible although the shape is more of an "X" than a cross. An interesting mineral no matter what, the specimen also glitters. Staurolite is the state mineral of Georgia.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    16th-23rd Thursday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
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