• Lapis Lazuli
  • Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

ID: CC8049
This stunning polished slab of Lapis Lazuli is from the rare location of Lake Baikal in the Irkutskaya Oblast' of Eastern-Siberian, Russia. Most Lapis originates from Afghanistan and specimens from this Russian locality are hardly ever seen on the market. The actual area from where this originates is adjacent to the northern shoreline of the southern half of Lake Baikal. As a point of interest, Lake Baikal is the largest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. Lapis Lazuli is a metamorphic rock whose principle constituent is the mineral Lazulite. This almost 13 x 11 cm polished slab is a magnificent bright azure blue which varies as shaded parallel bands dictated by the direction of foliation. Aligned to this directional trend are granular streaks of brassy golden pyrite and white Quartz. A magnificent and show-stopping specimen.

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10.5 × 12.8 × 3.6 cm
Latest Additions, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates, Silicates
Lake Baikal, Irkutskaya Oblast', Prebaikalia, Eastern-Siberian, Russia

Minerals on Specimen

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Lapis Lazuli