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Hauyne (var Lazurite) (Lapis Lazuli) (ex Dr. Miguel Romero Collection) viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end June 1st, 2017

Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
  • Starting Time:5/25/2017 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/1/2017 06:45:45 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:4.2 x 3.2 x 1.1 cm

Description:It should be noted that Lazurite is probably no longer going to be a species, according to Tom Moore and Rob Woodside (see Mineralogical Record 45 #3: 281-336), all of Lazurite that has been analyzed turns out to be a sulfide rich variety of Hauyne. Lazurite was long defined as its own species, but reclassification is needed and this well known material will probably be discredited. This material is typically used for cabochons and carving in its massive form (Lapis Lazuli). This piece is a good representative specimen of this material featuring streaks of rich navy blue "Lazurite" with white Calcite and minor Pyrite can be seen through the specimen. From the collection of Senator / Dr. Miguel Romero of Teuhuacan, Mexico. For more information on this important collection, use the link to this free online copy of our 2008 book on his collection:

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