Astrophyllite Pillars/Generators, 3.25″ tall
Astrophyllite is a unique and rare formation of titanium silicate. Its name comes from a Greek word meaning “star leaf” because that is what the formation looks like – a leaf or a star!
When it is embedded in another stone, you can clearly see the radiating starburst pattern caused by “spears” of the mineral radiating out from a single point.
Astrophyllite is golden-blue brown or bronze-coloured, and there may be slight variations in the colouration depending on the exact makeup of the metal
Most Astrophyllite is found in Russia, and there have also been some deposits discovered in Norway and the United States.