Small Cabinet, 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.6 cm
Barra de Salinas district, Barra de Salinas, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Southeast Region, Brazil
Kyanite is known mostly as opaque crystals embedded in clunky quartz matrices. Occasionally, however, you get really pretty, gemmy ones that are not buried in quartz. Then came, in a small trickle, these amazing "blue-stripe" crystals, with a sharp, distinct growth zone running right down the middle. And amongst these, it would be hard to find one more dramatic and aesthetic than this one. It is GEMMY, DOUBLY-TERMINATED, has a PERFECT and bold blue stripe, and is sitting stop and perfectly exposed on the quartz matrix! This is just a stunning mineral specimen all around, and particularly notable when you consider that it is a spectacular example of a usually DULL mineral. 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.6 cm