Kyanite, an aluminium silicate, is one of the few blue minerals that occur naturally in New Zealand. The polished slab comes from a boulder in Jacobs River, South Westland, one of the few places that this mineral has been found. It is made of kyanite associated with green chrome mica.
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Photograph by Alastair McLean
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