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"Kyanite is an attractive mineral that has a near sapphire like blue color in some especially nice specimens. Kyanite has a unique characteristic in that it has a wide variation in hardness, in the same crystal. The hardness of kyanite is approximately 4.5 when scratched along cleavage planes and approximately 6.5 across cleavage planes."
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"With it's ability to keep the mind calm, Kyanite is supposed to be ideal for calming the mind and controlling anxiety. It is also belived to be capable of getting rid of mental and spiritual confusion. When violent thoughts travel through the mind Kyanite is believed to dissolve anger and frustration."
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"Kyanite forms in metamorphic rocks at moderate temperature and high pressure."
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"The blue color in metamorphic kyanite is due to trace amounts of impurities."

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