Toenail, 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm
Laila Camp, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan

An exceptional crystal of the phosphate Lazulite (not to be confused with Lazurite), from a remarkable species-best find ever for this species in 1998-1999. Quite large for the species, this crystal is sharp, lustrous, and has a fine termination. The Lazulite is gemmy to translucent, with a fascinating color mix of blue and yellow. It is a very displayable piece and LOOKS like it should cost a lot more than it does here, based on the prices I have seen on the few remaining crystals available these days. If you know what this is, and you've wanted one, I can pretty much guarantee you'll like it in person. It is a superb miniature. Photos show it in normal lighting and with minimal backlighting. Strongly lit, it shows a saturated color, more deeply.

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