Lapis Lazuli Photos   
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2010-R.Weller

 
gem quality lapis-2
tumble polished
Afghanistan
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.

 

lapis
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Just credit photos to R.Weller/Cochise College.


Gemstones courtesy of Global Gems
Shafi Naseri
Specializing in lapis cutting material
(909) 694-4854761-9596