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English: Kyanite
Locality: St Gotthard pass area, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Ticino (Tessin), Switzerland (Locality at mindat.org)
Size: small cabinet, 7.8 x 5.2 x 2.7 cm
This specimen features a 6 cm-long, doubly-terminated kyanite in contrasting silvery mica matrix, from the classic old locality in Switzerland. The color is outstanding and this is a good kyanite by any standard, modern and Brazilian included. I'd not seen so good from Switzerland before and couldn't believe this when I saw it, but there is an old label on the back to prove it. From the rarities suite of Lawrence Conklin, who exchanged it from the American Museum of Natural History. For my taste, one of the best display kyanites I have seen form anywhere, with thehistory as a bonus!
Deutsch: Kyanit
Fundort: St Gotthard pass area, Central St Gotthard Massif, Leventina, Kanton Tessin, Schweiz (Fundort bei mindat.org)
Größe: 7.8 x 5.2 x 2.7 cm
Date before March 2010(2010-03)
Source Image: http://www.irocks.com/db_pics/pics/bem-25a.jpg, Description: http://www.irocks.com/render.html?species=Kyanite&page=0
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