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Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Mariposa Creek, Indian Gulch Quadrant (Sect. 17, R17E, T7S), Mariposa County, California

 
Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Mariposa Creek, Indian Gulch Quadrant (Sect. 17, R17E, T7S), Mariposa County, California

Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Mariposa Creek, Indian Gulch Quadrant (Sect. 17, R17E, T7S), Mariposa County, California

Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Mariposa Creek, Indian Gulch Quadrant (Sect. 17, R17E, T7S), Mariposa County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 52159
Mineral:Andalusite var. Chiastolite
Locality:Mariposa Creek, Indian Gulch Quadrant (Sect. 17, R17E, T7S), Mariposa County, California
Description:Many elongated blue-white andalusite crystals exposed on the surfaces of Mariposa slate. When polished the andalusite crystals reveal cruciform zoning and is known by the obsolete name Chiastolite. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection #342; collected by Nalle in spring of 1947
Overall Size:11x6.5x3 cm
Crystals:20-30 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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