- Pestsovye Keivy, Keivy Mountains, Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia
- Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 7.4 x 2.5 cm
Embedded in starkly contrasting mica schist are about a dozen crystals of the nesosilicate staurolite. This is the same mineral that forms the well-known "fairy crosses" from Georgia in the U.S. Here, most of the crystals are elongated prisms, but in a couple of examples they have formed crosses. They stand out beautifully from the matrix!