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

lapis from Chile-1
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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Just credit photos to R.Weller/Cochise College.

Lapis in memory of Ray Dunn