4.2" Polished Lapis Lazuli Obelisk - Pakistan

This is a 4.2" tall, polished lapis lazuli obelisk with streaks of sparkling pyrite running through it. The vibrant, blue stone was mined from Northern Pakistan.

Lapis lazuli is unlike most other gem materials because it is not a mineral. Instead, it is a rock composed of multiple minerals. The blue color of lapis lazuli is mainly derived from the presence of lazurite. To be called "lapis lazuli," a rock must have a distinctly blue color and contain at least 25% blue lazurite. Pyrite usually occurs in lapis lazuli as tiny, randomly spaced grains with a contrasting gold color.

Lapis Lazuli
Northern Pakistan
4.2" tall, 1.2" wide at base