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Evan McLain
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Im hitting up that Kyanite deposit in Prospect Park on my way to jeresy... any ideas? Do you think siftiingthrough it with an old sifter would help? any tools you think ill need ive never been there before but im gonna try it out
EVan
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prospect park PA BTW
Joe D.
 #3 
Even,

Sifting will only get you the black Kyanite blades that have eroded out and I have never found a method to get them back to that "Electric" blue of freshly exposed Kyanite. You have to break rock to get the good ones and getting any at all is getting more difficult each year. This area has been collected heavily over the years but a nice find is still possible. Experience in knowing which rocks to break open is the best way of getting a good reprentative piece of Kyanite from Prospect Park. Luck is second best method. There is still a huge boulder behind the log cabin that has some very nice Garnets and Kyanite in it. We always left them there, as is, for others to view. Since this area is private property it's always a good practice anyway.

Joe D.
Evan McLain
 #4 
Thanks since im a new colector im not to sure about which rocks to break open but blck kyanite is even cool to me ..... but id like for that electric blue color even more and as for those garnets if theres more than one i might take 1 garnet (at most) i beleave its best to keep the rest there... how plentiful is black kyanite?
Dennis smith
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I was just at the sight (5/21/2014) and collecting the black blades was very easy. I did find a small blue cluster in the creek. I would say the blue blades are exceedingly rare now a days though.
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