All of our Kyanite comes from Zimbabwe, it is mined for specimen pieces but also for industry. It’s used in a variety of ways for it’s thermal and expansion properties. These delicious natural crystals are a lovely electric blue colour with banded zoning of deeper or paler blue, most are semi translucent with varying amounts of black mica. These are naturally shaped and come from Aluminum and Titanium rich Mica Pegmatite. Kyanite gets it’s name from “Kyanos” which means “blue” in Greek. They are an Aluminum Silicate crystal formation. African Kyanite is harder and more glass like than the Brazilian material. We usually carry an excellent supply of by the pound and selected, extra nice individual pieces.