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Lapis Lazuli (Afghanistan)

Lapis Lazuli (Afghanistan)

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A deep blue metaphoric rock mainly comprised of lazurite for the blue color, with the gold as crystals of pyrite.

This listing is for one piece of lapis lazuli ("sky stone").

The paint color ultramarine blue used to be made of crushed lapis.

The mines in Afghanistan have produced lapis for over 6000 years, providing the stone for ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greeks, and Roman civilizations.


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