Lazulite
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Lazulite

Specimen # 101314
Mineral: Lazulite
Location: Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon, Canada
Size: 6.2 x 5.2 x 2.9 cm
Specimen # 101314
Mineral: Lazulite
Location: Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon, Canada
Size: 6.2 x 5.2 x 2.9 cm
Price: $200.00 CAD

Quantity:

1 in stock

Description

Detailed Description

This specimen features a distinctive central nest of deep blue lazulite crystals to 1.0 cm, around a little bed of colourless sparkling quartz crystals. These lazulites are sharp, lustrous, twinned crystals, with some internal glints of green as well as the blue. Around the perimeter of the specimen, the lighter blue lazulite is almost all recrystallized surfaces where some crystals were not complete late in the crystallization phase, and a couple of missing crystals. The central crystals are in excellent condition with a couple of spots of edge wear. Great lazulite crystals.

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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 find in 2015.