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Mineral: andalusite
Gem: chiastolite
Size: -
Carat: -
Cut: polished Crystal cross sections
Origin: China
General Info: Chiastolite comes from the Greek "chiastos" meaning "X-marked". Adalusite comes from the region in Spain where it was first found, Andalusia.
Additional Information
The first (top) sample is over 1.5" in diameter and about 1/4" think. It has been polished to clearly show the central cross. It is from China. It still retains its original crystal shape on the outside.

The three samples below (also from China) have been polished and their exterior has been trimmed.