Massive, 7.8" Polished Lazurite Sphere - Madagascar

 
This is a massive polished lazurite sphere, mined and crafted in Madagascar. In the right light, the sphere can appear to be a small galaxy with the pyrite grains sparkling like stars.

Comes with the pictured display stand.

Lazurite is a vibrant blue mineral of the tectosilicates group, with the chemical formula Na6Ca2Al6Si6O24S2. It is the blue component in Lapis Lazuli and is most often found in massive forms, though in some cases it does form individual crystals. There is a location in Afghanistan that is well known for producing phenomenal lazurite crystals in a marble matrix. These specimens are highly sought after by both amateur and expert mineral collectors.



FOR SALE
$395
DETAILS
SPECIES
Lazurite
LOCATION
Madagascar
SIZE
7.8" wide
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#140966