This is the raw blue kyanite specimen. Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.2 x 0.6″ (13 x 3 x 1.5cm). Weight – 7.2oz (203 grams). Origin: Russia, Siberia.
Some information about kyanite:
Kyanite is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. The name derives from the Greek word kuanos sometimes referred to as “kyanos”, meaning deep blue.
Kyanite specimens have a variable hardness. The long crystals have a Mohs hardness of about 4.5 to 5 if tested parallel to the length of a crystal, and a hardness of 6.5 to 7 if tested across the short dimension of a crystal. The mineral was once commonly called “disthene” which means “two strengths.”
Kyanite is a gemstone that does not accumulate negative energies or vibrations (one of the few). It is an excellent stone for restoring the body’s balance, by being an energy conduit; quieting the mind, creating stillness and opening the mind.