1515 Andalusite (Var: Chiastolite), Mount Howden Mine

A partial crystal of Andalusite (Var: Chiastolite), cut and polished to reveal a cross section. From the Mount Howden Mine, Kalabity Homestead Area, South Australia, Australia and dates back to the 1920’s. Chiastolite are crystals of Andalusite containing cross-shaped inclusions of carbon. [L: 65mm]

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