Mountain Hollow Crystals

Lazurite in Marble Specimen

$23 $33

25g / 44mm x 30mm x 14mm

*rare example of crystal dodecahedron protruding from matrix.

Lazurite is a mineral of the sodalite family, more precisely a sulfide rich variety of Hauyne. Lazurite is the blue component of the 'gemstone' (or, more usually, decorative rock) Lapis Lazuli, which is a lazurite-calcite-pyrite rock that has been mined as a gem material* 

These natural specimens consist of Lazurite in marble matrix. Some contain Pyrite, Calcite and/or Pflogipite ( mica-like mineral). 

Locale: Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan

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