Kyanite from Minas Gerais, Brazil
ID #: JG0006
Acquisition Date: 06/08/2016
Kyanite, a aluminium silicate mineral often found in groups of light-blue crystals. This beautiful specimen was mined in Minas Gerais, Brazil. A similar variety is also found in Harts Ranges, NT, Australia. It would be a dream to be able to visit the Northern Territory to go fossicking for Australian Kyanite and have it displayed in my collection.
I recently acquired a a few small pieces of Australian Ocean Kyanite from Patrick Gundersen who hand collected it from Harts Range, it will be listed soon.
I acquired this specimen from Tony at Mineral Store at the August 2016 Sydney Crystal Show.
Chemical Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Colour: Blue, white, light gray
Hardness: 5.5 – 7
Crystal System: Triclinic
Lustre: Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous, Greasy, Pearly
Dimensions: 90mm x 58mm x 46mm
Location: Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil