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Posted in response to legend of rocks formed from tears of angels from loretta stout on December 29, 2007 at 21:22:20:

Re: legend of rocks formed from tears of angels

Dear Loretta;
What it sounds like you found are staurolites; sometimes, 2 crystals grow at certain angles together, forming twins. 2 types of twins are commonly form this way: the most common are the "X" twins, which form the letter "X"; the less common form makes the "+" (cross) & are called cross twins. Another, more popular name is "fairy crosses". To tell the truth, your story is VERY new; bcs, in 40+ yrs of collecting, I've NEVER heard that one. Must be a new age thing.
Hope this helps.
Your friend, Steve

From Steve G - December 30, 2007 at 11:46:10
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