Kyanite, Quartz
Barra de Salinas district, Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Miniature, 4.6 x 2.8 x 1.3 cm
This relatively thick crystal with a tiered, complete termination, has INTENSE blue color. It displays nicely with accenting quartz at the base. Although it is rougher than atop, the bottom is also terminated, as it attaches to the quartz. THE COLOR IS THE DEEPEST BLUE I HAVE EVER SEEN In A KYANITE OF SPECIMEN QUALITY. The price in the gallery may have seemed high for a kyanite, at $375, but when you see it in person, you will definitely agree it is worth it and quite exceptional. Kyanites are usually perceived as rather dull, opaque blades of mottled white and blue, embedded in quartz, and not suitable for the serious collector. However, once in awhile, you get these stunning, transparent-to-translucent crystals, some perched perfectly on matrix of quartz instead of embedded inside of it. 4.6 x 2.8 x 1.3 cm