Kōrero: Gemstones

Kyanite

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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Jocelyn Thornton, 'Gemstones - Other gemstones', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/5129/kyanite (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Jocelyn Thornton, published 12 Jun 2006