Dims: 3.0" x 2.8" x 2.4" (7.6 x 7.1 x 6.1 cm)
Wt: 9.39 oz. (266.3 g)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
A lone blade of Kyanite is immediately visible jutting from the massive quartz host rock of this specimen. It measures 2.7 x 0.4 x 0.2" (6.9 x 1.0 x 0.5 cm) and has good form and very little damage, if any. Its color is a moderately pale blue and it has a thin streak of darker blue color running down the middle of each main prism face. Its luster is pearly and it shows only a dim translucence. There are other blades of Kyanite visible on the specimen, but these are much smaller than the largest one, as they do not exceed 1" (2.5 cm) in length or 2 mm in width, and are often broken or mostly enveloped by the quartz host rock. It is a pretty little specimen with good contrast.