Kyanite : Al2(SiO4)O

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Welcome to the mindat.org media viewer. Here is a quick guide to some of the options available to you. Different controls are available depending on the type of media being shown (photo, video, animation, 3d image)

Controls - all media types

Zoom in and out of media using your mousewheel or with a two-finger 'resize' action on a touch device.

Use the mouse or your finger to drag the image or the view area of the image around the screen.

< and > at the left and right hand side of the screen move forwards and backwards for the other images associated with the media you selected. Usually this is for further photos of the same specimen. Keyboard shortcuts: use the left and right arrow keys.

> in the bottom center, raises the information box giving details and further options for the media, < at the top of this box then hides it. Keyboard shortcuts: use the up and down arrow keys.

? opens this help window. Keyboard shortcuts: use the H key or the ? key.

Other keyboard shortcuts:

1Fit image to screen
2Fill screen with image
5Display at full resolution
<Make background darker
>Make background lighter
spaceHide/dim titles and buttons

Controls - Video

Video files have a standard set of video controls: - Reset to start, - Skip back, - Play, - Pause, - Skip forwards. Keyboard shortcuts: You can stop/start video play with the P key.

Controls - Animation (Spin Rotation)

Animation (usually 360 degree spin rotations) have their own controls: - enable spin mode. Note that while images are loading this option will not be available but will be automatically activated when the animation has loaded. Once active you can spin the image/change the animation by moving your mouse or finger on the image left/right or by pressing the [ or ] keys.

The button switches to move mode so that you can use your mouse/fingers to move the image around the screen as with other media types.

The button, or the P key will start playing the animation directly, you can interrupt this by using the mouse or finger on the image to regain manual movement control.

Controls - 3D Stereoscopic images

Stereoscopic 3D image viewing requires a suitable 3D television or monitor correctly configured for your computer. Passive 3D systems such as LG 3DTVs are the easiest to configure for this.

To enable/disable 3D stereo display of a compatible stereo pair image press the 3 key. If the left/right images are reversed on your display (this often happens in full-screen mode) press the 4 key to reverse them.

Summary of all keyboard shortcuts

1Fit image to screen
2Fill screen with image
3Switch to 3D display of stereo pair
4Switch left/right images in 3D mode
5Display at full resolution
<, >Make background darker/lighter
H or ?Show/hide this help page
PPlay/Pause Video or Animation
[, ]Backwards/forwards one frame (Animation only)
up arrowShow information box
down arrowHide information box
left arrowPrevious image/media page
right arrowNext image/media page
spaceHide/dim titles and buttons

Copyright © Jose Zendrera
minID: V07-M1V

Kyanite : Al2(SiO4)O

Copyright © Jose Zendrera  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
Dimensions: 4.1 cm x 2 cm x 0.8 cm

Elongated, flat, prismatic kyanite crystal from a recent find in Afghanistan. Silky luster, translucent, blue-gray with yellowish strips, slightly pleochroic.

Photo at left: light is coming from above.
Photo at right: light is coming from left side.

4,1 x 2,0 x 0,8 cm

This photo has been shown 799 times
Photo added:7th May 2011
Dimensions:1017x745px (0.76 megapixels)

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PhotosCordierite - Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan

23rd May 2011 22:40 UTCJosé Zendrera Expert

I uploaded a "child photo" to related picture but don't appears in the gallery. The picture is in the editing view but not in the public gallery.

Somebody can help me?

related picture:


29th May 2011 21:45 UTCUwe Kolitsch Manager

There is only one cordierite photo in your gallery (I searched for all cordierite photos, independent of status). Do you know the number of the uploaded child photo?

6th Jun 2011 17:56 UTCJosé Zendrera Expert

Uwe, the child photo off-screen is:

Photo ID 386150

Thanks for your help.

6th Jun 2011 20:11 UTCUwe Kolitsch Manager

Strange: it had been approved, but only for the user-only gallery (so we should have seen it). Must be a bug.

Site-wide approved now.

14th Jun 2011 13:17 UTCJosé Zendrera Expert

Dear Uwe, now it works, child photo appears correctly in the gallery.

Thank you very much!
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