LAZURITE CRYSTAL SPECIMEN
A stunning bright blue Lazurite Crystal Specimen with Pyrite. Or, in other words, deconstructed Lapis Lazuli! One extra large crystal dominates the specimen, with good termination. This is a very collectible piece and a beautiful example of Afghanistan’s rich mineral wealth. Great colour splash for the collection. This specimen stands well on a perspex pad to show off the big crystal of Lazurite.
4.1cm x 3.3cm x 2.1cm, 30g.
Large Crystal AF 2cm.
Na6 Ca2(Al6Si6O24)(SO4,S,S2, S3,Cl,OH)2.
Sodium Calcium Aluminum Silicate Sulfur Sulfate.
Lazurite is the blue component of the gemstone or, more accurately, decorative rock Lapis Lazuli, which is a Lazurite Calcite Pyrite rock. Lazurite is a popular but generally expensive mineral. Well formed, deep blue crystals are rare and valuable. It is more commonly found massive and combined with other minerals into a rock called Lapis Lazuli.