2.4" Ultramarine Blue LAZURITE Crystals in White Marble Afghanistan for sale

$85.00
Product Code: EB0717LAZUR5
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Ladjuar Medamm Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Size 2.4" x 2.0" x 1.7"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

The crystals on this lazurite (lapis lazuli) colored a deep azure-blue color, and are perched aesthetically on a marble matrix. The specimen comes from the ancient and historic Afghani locality of Ladjuar Medam, which has been mined continuously since before the 5th century B.C. The color contrast is striking, and the crystal form is superb. This is a good piece, both for the sharpness of the crystal, as well as the overall aesthetics.