Pestsovye Keivy, Keivy Mountains, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 5.3 x 2.1 cm
An aesthetic and showy specimen of sharp, lustrous brown cruciform-twinned and V-twinned staurolite crystals on sparkly muscovite schist from the Kola Peninsula of Russia. An excellent piece with two different crystal habits. You RARELY see both stereotypical crystal forms for the species in close proximity on the same specimen - this is truly exceptional, even if color-challanged I admit. 5.7 x 5.3 x 2.1 cmThis Photo was Photo of the Day - 5th Nov 2008