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Kyanite Var Rhätizite

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Kyanite Var Rhätizite

Ex G. Garbari, Trento, Italy
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Pfitscher Joch, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
8.5 × 10 × 4 cm
Description

Rhätizite is a colourless to grey variety of cyanite. This specimen is dark grey colored by graphite inclusions, as mentioned on the label (italian "tinto du grafite"). Comes with an old label of the italian enterpriser and collector Guiseppe Garbari (1863-1937, Trento, Italy). A nice example from a classic alpine locality, probably from the time around 1890-1900.
Weight: 335 grams

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kyanite

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)O
Strunz: 
9.AF.15
Crystal System: 
Triclinic Forms long bladed crystals.
Hardness: 
5.5 - 7.0
Streak: 
Colorless

Rhätizite

Variety Of: 

Kyanite

Formula: 
Al2(SiO4)O
Strunz: 
9.AF.15
Hardness: 
5.5 - 7.0
Hardness: 
5.0 - 7.0
Streak: 
White

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