Lazurite (Lapis Lazuli) with sparkling PyriteYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
Locality: Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Size: 4.8 x 3.2 x 3.3 cm
Description: Lazurite is famous for its gem form, Lapis Lazuli. Lapis Lazuli, casually called by its shortened name Lapis, is the gemstone form of Lazurite that is associated with white Calcite and sparkling Pyrite that has been mined as a gem material for some 9000 years. The name Lazurite is derived from the term “Lazaward”, which means heaven in Arabic, alluding to its blue color.
Lazurite forms a solid solution series with Hauyne, essentially sharing the same chemical formula but with a variation of the sulfide over the sulfate. Lazurite has the sulfide dominating, whereas Hauyne has the sulfate dominating.
Concept & 3D-modelling by dr. Andrei Ionut APOPEI