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Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Hunan, China

 
Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Hunan, China

Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Hunan, China

Andalusite var. Chiastolite from Hunan, China

DESCRIPTION:No. 80710
Mineral:Andalusite var. Chiastolite
Locality:Hunan, China
Description:Large andalusite crystal with one end sawn and polished to highlight the cruciform twinning. This variety of andalusite is commonly labeled as chiastolite, in reference to the internal cross patterns formed by the twinning. Full crystals are uncommon. Ex. Miller #M3221
Overall Size:46x21x20 mm
Crystals:46 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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