Staurolite Twins

Staurolite is a silicate mineral which occurs in metamorphic rocks and is often found with the minerals kyanite and garnet.  Staurolite is a 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale which has a range from 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest), has a glassy to resinous luster and a colorless streak.  Prismatic crystals of staurolite are common and often found twinned.

Twinned crystals of staurolite have been found in both a Greek cross with 90 degrees between the crystals and a St. Andrew’s cross with 60 degrees between the crystals.  Because of the unique look of the twinned crystals, they are often used for jewelry.  Beautiful specimens of staurolite can be found in Madagascar, Switzerland, United State, France and Mexico.

We carry some great specimens of staurolite twins which make a great addition to any collection.  Get your samples of staurolite today!

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