Miniature, 5.0 x 3.5 x 3.0 cm
Hollgraben, Pfarrwerfen, Werfen, Salzburg, Austria
Ex. American Museum of Natural History
I had seen lazulite from Austria before, but usually in the form of smears on a rock and not with such sharp, robust, INTENSE blue crystals which have faces to 1 cm. The crystals have some shiny faces with the color and intensity of the most pure blue linarite you could ask for - but it is Lazurite, instead. I frankly did not quite guess the species when I first saw this piece without benefit of a label. This is an old piece from the American Museum of Natural History, #61621. The crystals were hidden in the matrix when it was exchanged out long ago, recently excavated skillfully out (at some risk) by dealer and preparator Cal Graeber. Joe Budd Photos
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