Kyanite (twinned)
Loliondo, Ngorongoro dist., Arusha Region, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 1.6 x 1.4 x 0.8 cm
Ex. Dr. Alex Schauss
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Orange kyanite is a surprise, since mostly the species is black or blue, and these finds really surprised collectors when they started coming out in a few small pockets in the 1990s. This is from a later, better find. It is a dark orange semi-transparent twinned crystal, showing sharp form.