Lazulite (Large Crystal)
Miniature, 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia, USA
Believe it or not, this old Graves Mountain piece was brought to me by a friend at the Munich show, who asked if I might be "interested" in buying it. I had to work hard not to let my jaw drop! This is a HUGE crystal to have such sharpness, and it has very rich color for the locality. For all the rutiles we see from here, only a relatively few lazulites are ever found, and mostly they are tiny and grayish. This is closer to lapis blue, than most. It is complete all around save for minor contacts, and is a full miniature in size.Joe Budd Photos