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Lapis lazuli

Known and highly praised from ancient times; a rock consisting predominantly of lazurite [haüyne] (25—40%), calcite, pyrite and other minerals. The name is derived from the Latin for ‘stone’ and the Persian for ‘blue’. Historically comes from the mines near Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan.

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1 specimen: 0604 — 2.53 ct, Afghanistan.


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