This sharp, lustrous, midnight blue lazulite crystal stands isolated on a bed of small rounded siderite crystals. The crystal measures 1.2 cm and the faces are so glassy that they reflect mirror images of the surrounding siderite crystals. Isolated crystals like this are not as common, and this piece is great for both the contrast and the relief, as the crystal stands up off the matrix. In excellent condition, with minor edge chipping. A striking twinned crystal with such clean, reflective faces – beautiful.
About these Lazulites
Discovered in the 1970s, the occurrences at Rapid Creek have become known as among the best localities in the world for lazulite. These occurrences are very remote and the costs are high, so specimen collection efforts are few and far between, and it is hard to obtain fine specimens. These fine lazulites are from a recent find, in 2015.