A classic Staurolite locality is Pizzo Forno, Ticino, Switzerland, where elongated crystals were found in matrix associated with Kyanite. Staurolite floater crystals, sometimes with good translucency, come from the alluvials of Brittany, France, at Baud and Finistère. Small grayish floater crystals were abundant at Fanzeres, Gondomar Municipality, Portugal. In Russia, very large Staurolite crystals in silvery mica and often well-trimmed matrix come from the Keivy Mountains, Kola Peninsula.
Small twinned crystals are also abundant at the following worldwide localities: Cattle Creek, near Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia; Antananolofotsy, Betafo District, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar; and Rubelita, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
In the U.S., single and twinned floater crystals
have come from Windham, Cumberland Co., Maine; and well formed crystals from Pond Hill, Lisbon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. Fairy Stone
State Park, in Patrick Co., Virginia is named after the twinned
Staurolite crystals that are found there. Blue Ridge, Fannin Co., Georgia, is a famous locality that has produced an abundance of single and twinned floater
s. Twinned crystals
, including rare sixling
s, have come from the Hondo Canyon, Taos Co., New Mexico.