Lapis Lazuli Photos   
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor    copyright 2010-R.Weller

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Lapis lazuli is also known as lazurite and is a sodium aluminum silicate with sulfur. 
This mineral used to be ground up to make the paint pigment ultramarine.  In gem
form there are often inclusions of small pyrite crystals.


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