Staurolite With Almandine Garnet
Keivy Massif, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Cabinet, 11.1 x 9.8 x 3.9 cm
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
Growing out of a matrix of garnet-mica schist is a most unusual specimen: It features lustrous, brown, staurolite crystals, some doubly terminated and up to 6 cm in length. To top it off, there are several purplish-red garnet crystals, up to 2 cm across on the staurolite. This is definitely not a common occurrence and I cannot recall seeing the association, in fact.