1.4" Blue Kyanite & Garnet in Biotite-Quartz Schist - Russia

This is a gorgeous, colorful metamorphic rock formation that's composed of kyanite, almandine garnet, albite, biotite and Quartz. It's collected from Khit Ostrov, Russia, a region known for its crystal formations that include corundum (var. ruby), fluorapatite, titanite, kyanite, rutile and more.

This specimen has been mounted to an acrylic display base with mineral tack.

Kyanite is a silicate mineral with the chemical formula Al2SiO5. It's known to be one of the most attractive natural minerals in the world, frequently found with lustrous blue bladed crystals, with the intensity of color varying by location of extraction. Kyanite regularly forms fibrous, radiating crystals, as well as flattened and tabular. Some crystals form with white striations, color bands, and even multi-colored crystals, though typically found with a deep blue streak running down the middle.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Kyanite, Almandine Garnet, Albite, Biotite & Quartz
LOCATION
Khit Ostrov, Karelia, Russia
SIZE
1.4" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#178926