Dims: 5.7 x 3.8 x 3.5" (14.5 x 9.7 x 8.9 cm)
Wt: 1 lb., 9.3 oz. (717 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Due to intergrowth, it is difficult to count the number of Kyanite blades that run through the massive quartz host rock of this hand specimen; there are 25, at the very least. They are generally in good condition, as there is some noticeable breakage, and the longest of these measures a minimum of 3.5" (8.9 cm). All have excellent triclinic bladed form, with well-defined edges and clean faces that possess the standard bright pearly luster- a few come to sharp terminations. All have a streaked and uneven, moderate to deep blue coloration, and though some of the smaller crystals are dimly translucent and even show tiny patches of transparence, most are effectively opaque. The massive quartz matrix has the standard uneven surfaces, milky-white color, vitreous luster, and translucence-to-dim-transparence that is standard for material from this locality.