Lazurite is a popular but generally expensive mineral. Well-formed, deep blue crystals are rare and valuable. Lapis lazuli is a gemstone of the kind that might have come straight out of the Arabian Nights: a deep blue with golden inclusions of pyrites which shimmer like little stars.
Color: Blue, greenish-blue, violet blue
Categories: semi-precious stone
Chemical Composition: A complex aggregate
Crystal Group: Not applicable
Refractive Index: 1.5
Occurrence: Afganistan, Pakistan, Chile, Russia, U.S.A., Angola, Burma