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Kyanite

Kyanite from Minas Gerais, Brazil

Specimen Details

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.

Kyanite Info

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

Weight: 311g

Location: Sao Jose da Safira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Rarity of Mineral
Common

Kyanite Photos

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Specimen Locality

Did you know!?
Kyanite is one of the index minerals that are used to estimate the temperature, depth, and pressure at which a rock undergoes metamorphism.