A classic Kyanite locality is Pizzo Forno, Ticino, Switzerland, where beautiful bladed
crystals were found in matrix
. Brazil has produced what are arguably the best examples of this mineral, with several important localities. Deep blue crystals in very large crystal sizes are well-known Barra do Salinas, Minas Gerais. Interconnected crystal groupings come from São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais; and interconnected, dark gray crystal sprays from Ribeirão das Folhas, Minas Novas, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais. Gemmy
crystals with a distinctive blue vein in the center come from Vitória da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil.
In Russia, good Kyanite crystals in matrix
have come from Borisovskie Sopki, Plast, Chelyabinsk Oblast. Nepal has been producing transparent Kyanite of exceptional blue color since 1995. According to the Nepalese mining department, four small-scale Kyanite mines are in operation in Daha and Suneri in Jajarkot and Barah of Aachham districts.
Large, deeply-colored teal crystals have been found in the Umba Valley, Kenya; and unusual orange crystals, sometimes even as v-shaped twin
s, have recently come from Nani, Loliondo, Arusha Region, Tanzania.
In the U.S., Connecticut has several localities where Kyanite has come from, and the Judds Bridge locality, near Roxbury, Litchfield Co. is especially of note. In Pennsylvania, Kyanite can be found in the Wissahickon Schist
at Prospect Park, Ridley Township, Delaware Co. North Carolina has an abundance of Kyanite occurrences, with the Spruce Pine area in Mitchell, Avery, and Yancy Cos. being especially prolific.