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

gem quality lapis-2
tumble polished
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.


Photos are copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photos to R.Weller/Cochise College.

Gemstones courtesy of Global Gems
Shafi Naseri
Specializing in lapis cutting material
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