Mode of Occurrence.—This new mineral was discovered at Gangapitiya, near Ambakotte and about 12 miles east of Kandy, Ceylon. In this locality quarries have been dug for the well-known Ceylon moonstone, which occurs in large porphyritic crystals in an acid granulite.
Bands of this granulite, which is composed mainly of quartz and felspar in finely granulitic and occasionally graphic structure, alternate with bands of limestone up to 18 inches wide. Between limestone and granulite occur contact-zones consisting, next to the limestone, almost entirely of a coiourless diopside, but near the granulite of a mixture of diopside with other minerals, viz. blue spinel, a little apatite, occasionally scapolite or plagioclase, and the blue mineral which is the subject of the present note.