Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan; Lapis-lazuli Mine; Lapis-lazuli deposit), Sar-e Sang (Sar Sang; Sary Sang), Koksha Valley (Kokscha Valley; Kokcha Valley), Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province (Badakshan Province; Badahsan Province), Afghanistan
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|Name:||A.Boetus de Boodt, 1636, Gemm. Lapid. Hist. page 273. It is said to be derived from the Latin 'Lapis' and the persian 'Lazhward', meaning Blue.|
The name should be pronounced 'Lap-is Laz-u-lee'
|A Mixture Of:||Calcite, Lazurite, Pyrite|
A rock type, containing primarily Lazurite, Calcite and Pyrite. Mined and carved as a decorative stone, this rock has a distinctive blue colour (due to the Lazurite), and this name is often mistakenly given for the mineral Lazurite itself.
Lapis Lazuli was originally described from Lapis-lazuli Mine, Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan (Badakshan; Badahsan) Province, Afghanistan.
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Classification of Lapis Lazuli
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Other Names for Lapis Lazuli
|Health Warning:||No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.|
References for Lapis Lazuli
Hogarth, D.D. and Griffin, W.L. (1978) Lapis lazuli from Baffin Island - a Precambrian meta-evaporite. Lithos: 11: 37-60.
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Localities for Lapis Lazuli
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