Re: legend of rocks formed from tears of angels
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