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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 76823
Mineral:Lazurite var. Lapis Lazuli in marble
Locality:Sar-e-Sang, Kokscha Valley, Badakshan, Afghanistan (Type Locality for Lazurite)
Description:Aesthetic specimen of lapis-lazuli crystals, the gem variety of the mineral lazurite, in white marble. The lazurite crystals are deep indigo-blue color and the largest crystal has distinct crystal faces. The marble fluoresces under UV illumination. Collected ca. 1995
Overall Size:3x2.5x2 cm
Crystals:micro to 10 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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