This is not at all a typical Kyanite, the crystals are vivid blue, gem clear and are sharply terminated. Well presented on a massive Quartz matrix, these crystals are perfectly exposed and brilliant in person. With backlighting this glows an intense blue hue. Some zoning is noted with the "stripes" of clear and deep blue running along the C axis of the crystals. Huge amounts of Kyanite come out of Brazil but super gem grade display pieces are very rare, this is a superb example with a lot of display impact. Better in person.
Sharp, bright shining luster and well-composed. The "back" side has a light dusting of secondary Epidotes so it is slightly duller, the "front" is just glassy clean and pretty. From a small find that was not typical, these look much better than most Capelinha Epidotes. Very good display and more affordable than other locations.
Real unusual and quite remarkable, a perfect floater! Doubly terminated Epidote crystals (largest is 2.4 CM) on a clear quartz 7.3 CM long that is also doubly terminated. Several smaller Epidotes penetrate into the quartz and can be seen from all sides. I have never seen any other like this.