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Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Sterling-Lancaster metamorphic area, Worcester County, Massachusetts

 
Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Sterling-Lancaster metamorphic area, Worcester County, Massachusetts

Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Sterling-Lancaster metamorphic area, Worcester County, Massachusetts

DESCRIPTION:No. 64216
Mineral:Andalusite var. Chiastolite
Locality:Sterling-Lancaster metamorphic area, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Description:Uncommonly thick andalusite crystal with both ends exposed to reveal the cruciform twinning, commonly known as Chiastolite. One end of the andalusite crystal was lacquered to best show the chiastolite zones.
Overall Size:42x34x32 mm
Crystals:42 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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