Lapis Lazuli Rough
Rough Lapis Lazuli
Rough chunks of lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, a rich blue coloured metamorphic rock with visible inclusions of calcite and pyrite. Lapis lazuli has been is known to have been mined for at least 6,500 years and the area of Badakhshan in Northern Afghanistan is believed to be home to some of the oldest mines in the world.
Lapis lazuli is correctly classified as a rock because it's composed of several different minerals. Its blue colour comes primarily from lazurite but the mineral sodalite may also be present. Along with white calcite and iron pyrite or fool's gold, other minerals including diopside, enstatite, mica, hauynite and hornblende can also be found in certain specimens.
The size and weights of these rough chunks of lapis lazuli varies from piece to piece. Please choose the exact stone that you'd like to purchase from the dropdown list before proceeding to checkout. Due to the large quantity of rough material that we stock we are not able to photograph each stone individually.
Please Note: A refund may be due on postage depending on the weight of the piece that you choose.