Dims: 5.0" x 1.1" x 0.7" (12.7 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 5.18 oz. (147.1 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
This specimen consists of a single large Kyanite crystal. Though its edges are somewhat scuffed, it has natural, squared-off terminations on each end that, like the main prism faces, show a pearly luster. Its color is the standard pale blue and shows streaks of darker, royal blue coloration that run along the crystal's length. Due to its thickness, it is essentially opaque; however, thin layers of the material would definitely show transparence in some areas. There are tiny bits of quartz filling some of the small crevices on the crystal, but nothing that could be called a host rock. I think that this is the first time that I have seen a single and complete Kyanite crystal.