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Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)

 
Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)

Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)

Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli from Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 59599
Mineral:Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli
Locality:Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)
Description:Large cluster of lapis lazuli crystals, the gem variety of the mineral species lazurite, to 35 mm in pyrite-marble matrix. The lazulite crystals were carefully excavated and sit in high relief. The bottom was sawn flat so the specimen sits upright. Ex. George Loud #4720, originally acquired in 2000
Overall Size:11.5x11.5x10 cm
Crystals:1-35 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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