New to the Gem Mine! Staurolite Crystal Crosses are a very unique mineral. They are only known to exist in a few places in the world, One of those places is here in the Blue Ridge Mountains! This fall, we met Don Hopkins, from Patrick County, Va. Don has searched for and collected Staurolite Crystals for the better part of his life. We have been fortunate enough to secure a large portion of his museum collection for our patrons at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine. It is not often that museum quality specimens come available for sale at reasonable prices but here they are! We have finished cross pendants as well as rough Staurolite and Staurolite in matrix. Come check them out before they are gone!