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Lapis lazuli freeform | Afghanistan

Lapis lazuli freeform | Afghanistan

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  • Origin: Afghanistan
  • Size: L47cm W22cm D9cm
  • Weight: 23.7kg
  • Description: The freeform polished to highlight deep blue color. The cross section reveals shiny pyrite veins. The free-standing base cut is of course flat.
  • Additional Information: Lapis lazuli is valued for its deep blue color. It is the source of the pigment ultramarine and is not a mineral in the true sense, but a rock colored by lazurite. In addition to the sodalite minerals, lapis lazuli also typically contains small amounts of white calcite and pyrite crystals. Diopside, amphibole, feldspar, mica, apatite, titanite (sphene) and zircon can also occur.
  • Because lapis is a rock with different composition, its physical properties are variable. It usually occurs in crystalline limestones and is a product of contact metamorphism.
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