This is a remarkable specimen, featuring a bed of unusually blue lazulite crystals and several dark green kulanite crystals. The lazulite crystals are sharp, lustrous and translucent, with hues of blue and some greenish blue visible under magnification. Upon close inspection most if not all of the lazulite crystals are twinned. The kulanite crystals are dark green, sharp with glassy faces, and are up to 0.5 cm. In excellent condition overall, this specimen formed in a very tight seam and with magnification one can see contacts with the opposing side of the vein – there is also some chipping. A beautiful and unusual specimen of both of these minerals.
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.