Dims: 1.8x1.7x0.5" (4.6x4.4x1.3cm)
Wt: 1.12 oz. (31.8g)
Kola Peninsula, Russia
This is a 90 degree twin crystal of staurolite (also known as a "Fairy Cross"). It has a nearly perfect form, except that the "top" of the cross is possibly damaged (it has been sheared off, or possibly just distorted (the surface looks natural) and appears to tilt down into the matrix.