Dims: 3.33x1.51x0.98" (8.46x3.83x2.48cm)
Wt: 2.73oz. (77.3g)
Hit-Ostrov, Karelia, Russia
This is another Hit-Ostrov kyanite/biotite/garnet specimen. It boasts a very appealing contrast of transparent blue kyanite crystals on a black biotite base, with scores of rhodolite garnet crystals scattered over the surface. There are also veins of quartz adding more contrast. The kyanite crystals are unusually transparent, some of the smaller ones extremely so. The garnets are a pretty maroon color, and the biotite, while black, has a bright vitreous luster and many well-defined crystals.