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50004CS • Andalusite Chiastolite Cross Stone Tumbles • China • Large |

Chiastolite, also known as The Cross Stone, is a brown variety of Andalusite that contains a black inclusions of Graphite that resemble a cross. As it was being metamorphosized the Graphite was pushed aside by crystal growth. It was first described by José Torrubia, a Franciscan priest and paleontologist, in 1754.


The name Chiastolite derives from the Greek chiastos meaning "cross marked".

Chiastolite (Cross Stone) Tumbles

SKU: 50004CS
  • Andalusite Chiastolite

    • Tumbled
    • Uncommon
    • Natural; Polished
    • Country of Origin: Tanjianshan Mine, Qinghai Province, China
    • Package Quantity: 1 stone
    • 50004CS Large
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