Staurolite Rare Maltese twin crystal. Fairy Cross Stone. Sharp Natural Facets.
Dimensions (millimeters): 28 x 27 x 15
Dimensions (inches): 1.1 x 1.06 x .6
Origin: from Hondo Canyon in magical Taos County, New Mexico, USA
This excellent example of a classic favorite; recently discovered in a border town estate treasure trove. Reportedly first mined in the 1960s and stashed away for over a half a century. What a joy to have an historic gem in your collection. When the staurolite twin at a 60 degree angle they are called St. Andrew's cross. Much rarer is when they twin at a 90 degree angle, "Cruciform" (perpendicular) then they are called a Maltese Cross as in this specimen.
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