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Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts

 
Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts

DESCRIPTION:No. 39262
Mineral:Andalusite var. Chiastolite
Locality:Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Description:Several twinned andalusite crystals exhibiting the cruciform twinning on the ends, know as Chiastolite because it resembles a cross. The andalusite crystals run completely through the matrix and are up to 60 mm long! Ex. James Underhill collection #231
Overall Size:7x5x2 cm
Crystals:40-60 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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