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Lazulite

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Lazulite

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Description
Locality: 
Raidelgraben, Werfen, Salzburg, Austria
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.3 × 1.5 × 1 cm
Description

The area of Werfen is the only relevant locality for Lazulite in entire Europe. This discovery from Raidlgraben is known for the very best quality and colour ever found there. The specimen shows lot of glossy faces and wonderful dark blue saturation. Well formed all around, only bottom was on the rock. Should be high ranked for the rare locality and the outstanding quality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Lazulite

Formula: 
(Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
8.BB.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
5.5 - 6.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Freßnitzgraben, Krieglach, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria
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