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Lazurite

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vielflächiger dunkelblauer Lasurit von der Typlokalität
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vielflächiger dunkelblauer Lasurit von der Typlokalität
Afghanistan/Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz/Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk/Kokscha-Tal/Sar-e-Sang, BB = 18 mm
Copyright: Hannes Osterhammer; Contribution: Münchener Micromounter
Collection: Lithothek der Münchener Micromounter, Collection number: B007223, Donator: Rudolf Berrenrath
Location: Afghanistan/Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz/Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk/Kokscha-Tal/Sar-e-Sang
Mineral: Lazurite
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vielflächiger dunkelblauer Lasurit von der Typlokalität (SNr: B007223)

Afghanistan/Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz/Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk/Kokscha-Tal/Sar-e-Sang, BB = 18 mm

Collection: Lithothek der Münchener Micromounter
Copyright: Hannes Osterhammer
Contribution: Münchener Micromounter 2019-11-29
Locality: Sar-e-Sang / Kokscha-Tal / Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk / Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz / Afghanistan
Lazurite
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Lazurite
Perfect quality and well shaped, Lazurite crystals on matrix rock, from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan; Size 60 x 40 x 48 mm
Copyright: pegmatite; Contribution: pegmatite
Collection: pegmatite
Location: Afghanistan/Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz/Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk/Kokscha-Tal/Sar-e-Sang/Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan)
Mineral: Lazurite
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Lazurite

Perfect quality and well shaped, Lazurite crystals on matrix rock, from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e Sang, Koksha Valley, Khash & Kuran Wa Munjan Districts, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan; Size 60 x 40 x...

Collection: pegmatite
Copyright: pegmatite
Contribution: pegmatite 2014-11-03
Locality: Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan) / Sar-e-Sang / Kokscha-Tal / Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk / Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz / Afghanistan
Lazurite
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Lazurite
Lazurite crystals in matrix rock, Ladjuar Medam, Koksha Valley (Kokscha; Kokcha), Badakhshan (Badakshan; Badahsan) Province, Afghanistan; Size 120 x 78 x 83 mm
Copyright: pegmatite; Contribution: pegmatite
Collection: pegmatite
Location: Afghanistan/Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz/Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk/Kokscha-Tal/Sar-e-Sang/Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan)
Mineral: Lazurite
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Lazurite

Lazurite crystals in matrix rock, Ladjuar Medam, Koksha Valley (Kokscha; Kokcha), Badakhshan (Badakshan; Badahsan) Province, Afghanistan; Size 120 x 78 x 83 mm

Collection: pegmatite
Copyright: pegmatite
Contribution: pegmatite 2009-06-19
Locality: Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan) / Sar-e-Sang / Kokscha-Tal / Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk / Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz / Afghanistan
Lazurite in Marble
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Lazurite in Marble
Lazurite crystal in marble, from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Kuran wa Munjan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan; Dimensions: 59 mm x 50 mm x 34 mm
Copyright: pegmatite; Contribution: pegmatite
Location: Afghanistan/Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz/Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk/Kokscha-Tal/Sar-e-Sang/Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan)
Mineral: Lazurite
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Lazurite in Marble

Lazurite crystal in marble, from Ladjuar Medam, Sar-e-Sang, Koksha Valley, Kuran wa Munjan District, Badakhshan, Afghanistan; Dimensions: 59 mm x 50 mm x 34 mm

Copyright: pegmatite
Contribution: pegmatite 2024-03-26
Locality: Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan) / Sar-e-Sang / Kokscha-Tal / Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk / Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz / Afghanistan
Lasurit - Rhombendodekaeder
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Lasurit - Rhombendodekaeder
Größe: 50x41x31 mm; Fundort: Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang, Bezirk Kuran va Munjan, Provinz Badakshan, Afghanistan; Ex Wolfgang Henkel Sammlung
Copyright: Dan Weinrich; Contribution: Philip Blümner
Location: Afghanistan/Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz/Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk/Kokscha-Tal/Sar-e-Sang/Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan)
Mineral: Lazurite
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Lasurit - Rhombendodekaeder

Größe: 50x41x31 mm; Fundort: Ladjuar Madan, Sar-e-Sang, Bezirk Kuran va Munjan, Provinz Badakshan, Afghanistan; Ex Wolfgang Henkel Sammlung

Copyright: Dan Weinrich
Contribution: Philip Blümner 2011-09-18
Locality: Ladjuar Medam (Lajur Madan) / Sar-e-Sang / Kokscha-Tal / Kuran va Munjan, Bezirk / Badachshan (Badakhshan; Badahsan), Provinz / Afghanistan

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Collectors Summary

Color blau, azurblau, violett blau, grünblau
Streak color hellblau
Lustre Matt bis Glasglanz
Hardness (Mohs) 5.5
Solubility +++ HCl, HNO3
Crystal System kubisch, P43n
Morphology Dodekaeder oder Würfel; massiv, körnig,feinverteilt

Chemism

Chemical formula

Na7Ca(Al6Si6O24)(SO4)(S3)-⋅H2O

Chemical composition

Aluminium, Calcium, Natrium, Silicium, Sauerstoff, Schwefel, Wasserstoff

Unit weight: 1125.6705646 u; Number of atoms in the formula: 55

Info

Empirical formula:

Na7Ca(Al6Si6O24)(SO4)(S3)⋅H2O

Element

Symbol

Weight%

Atoms

Atoms%

Atom weight (u)

Sum weight (u)

Hydrogen

H

0.18

2

3.64

1.0079470

2.0158940

Oxygen

O

41.22

29

52.73

15.9994300

463.9834700

Sodium

Na

14.30

7

12.73

22.9897702

160.9283914

Aluminium

Al

14.38

6

10.91

26.9815382

161.8892292

Silicon

Si

14.97

6

10.91

28.0855300

168.5131800

Sulfur

S

11.39

4

7.27

32.0655000

128.2620000

Calcium

Ca

3.56

1

1.82

40.0784000

40.0784000

Analysis wt%

SiO2 : 32.52, Al2O3 : 27.61, CaO : 6.47, Na2O : 19.45, SO3 : 10.46, S : 2.71, Cl : 0.47 (Ref: Lithos 76)

Strunz 9th edition incl. updates

9.FB.10

9: Silikate (Germanate)
F: Gerüstsilikate (Tektosilikate) ohne zeolithisches H2O
B: Gerüstsilikate (Tektosilicates) mit weiteren [Anionen]
10:Sodalith-Gruppe

Lapis Classification

VIII/J.11-040

VIII: SILIKATE
J: Gerüstsilikate (mit Zeolithen)
11: Mit tetraederfremden Anionen; Sodalith-Gruppe

Classification by Hölzel

9.FF.300

9: SILICATES
F: Tektosilicates
F: Sodalite-Group

IMA status

Vor der Gründung der CNMMN 1959 beschrieben, anerkannt Stand 5/2008

Mineral status

anerkanntes Mineral

IMA Classification

IMA Classification

Cancrinit–Sodalit supergroup  ⇒ Sodalite group
Feldspathoid

Optical Properties

Color

blau, azurblau, violett blau, grünblau

Streak color

hellblau

Diaphaneity (Transparency)

durchscheinend

Lustre

Matt bis Glasglanz

RI value α / ω / n

1.503

Ri mean

1.503

2V angle

Isotropisch

Optical Data Luminescence

Luminescence

fluoreszierend

Color LW-UV (365nm)

 

gelblich weiß

Color SW-UV (254nm)

 

orange

SW-UV Intensity

mittel

LW-UV Other Colors

 

bläulich

SW-UV Other Colors

 

bläulich

Most Common Activator

S2-

Crystallography

Crystal System

kubisch

Class (H-M)

43m

Space Group number

218

Space Group

P43n

Cell parameters a (Å)

9.087(3)

Cell parameters b (Å)

-

Cell parameters c (Å)

-

Cell parameters a/b or c/a

1

Cell parameters c/b

-

Cell parameters α

90°

Cell parameters β

90°

Cell parameters γ

90°

Z

1

Volume (ų)

750.346

X-Ray Powder Diffraction

6.43(40),
4.538(10),
3.713(100),
2.870(40),
2.619(80),
2.426(20),
2.268(20),
2.138(50)

XRD chart Lazurite

Calculated from d-spacing and intensity at 0.1541838 nm (Cu)

Morphology

Dodekaeder oder Würfel; massiv, körnig,feinverteilt

Crystals 3D

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Crystal Structure 3D

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Physical Properties

Hardness (Mohs)

5.5

VHN (Hardness Vickers)

470 (ungefähre Angabe abgeleitet aus der Mohshärte)

Density (g/cm³)

2.4 (gemessen) 2.39 (berechnet)

2.491 ( ρ calc. Mineralienatlas )

Instability

+++ HCl, HNO3

(Co-)Type locality

(Co-)Type locality

Russland/Sibirien, Föderationskreis/Irkutsk (Irkutskaja), Oblast/Baikalsee/Sljudjanka (Sludyanka; Slyudyanka)/Malaya-Bystraya, Flusstal/Tultuy (Tultui) Lazurit Lagerstätte

Type material

Das Neotyp-Exemplar stammt aus der Malo-Bystrinskoe-Edelstein-Lazurit-Lagerstätte, Baikalseegebiet, Ostsibirien, Russland. Es ist in der Sammlung des Sidorov Mineralogical Museum(INRTU), Lermontova St. 83, Irkutsk 664074, Russland, Registrierungsnummer MMU/MF 27914, hinterlegt

Preface

Occurrences

Kontaktmetamorph in Kalksteinen

Associations

Calcit, Pyrit, Diopsid, Humit, Fortsterit, Hauyn, Muskovit

Rareness

Lokal häufig

Name from

Der Name kommt aus dem persischen : lazhward = blau

Author (Name, Year)

Brøgger, 1890

Collector information

Lasurit ist das Mineral welches dem Mineralgemisch (fälschlich auch Gestein) Lapis Lazuli seine blaue Farbe gibt. Aussergewöhliche Kristalle von Sar-e-Sang (Afghanistan) (siehe Foto).

Detailed description

IMA 20-H: Neudefinition von LazuritVorschlag 20-H wird angenommen, und Lazurit wird neu definiert mit der idealtypischen Formel Na7Ca(Al6Si6O24)(SO4)(S3)-⋅H2O. Das Neotyp-Exemplar stammt aus der Malo-Bystrinskoe-Edelstein-Lazurit-Lagerstätte, Baikalseegebiet, Ostsibirien, Russland. Es ist in der Sammlung des Sidorov Mineralogical Museum(INRTU), Lermontova St. 83, Irkutsk 664074, Russland, Registrierungsnummer MMU/MF 27914, hinterlegt.

References

IMA 20-H: Redefinition of lazurite - CNMNC Newsletter 60 (2021); Mineralogical Magazine, 85, https://doi.org/10.1180/mgm.2021.30

A. N. Sapozhnikov, N. V. Chukanov, R. Yu. Shendrik, M. F. Vigasina, V. L. Tauson, S. V. Lipko, D. I. Belakovskiy, V. I. Levitskii, L. F. Suvorova, L. A. Ivanova: Lazurite: Validation as a Mineral Species with the Formula Na7Ca(Al6Si6O24)(SO4)S∙−3⋅H2O and New Data. Geology of Ore Deposits Volume 64, Issue 7 (2022) S. 470-475.

Bolotina, N.B.; Sapozhnikov, A.N.; Chukanov, N.V.; Vigasina, M.F.: Structure Modulations and Symmetry of Lazurite-Related Sodalite-Group Minerals. Crystals Vol. 13 (2023) Art.-Nr. 768. Open Access https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst13050768

Stefan Farsang; Razvan Caracas ; Takuji B.M. Adachi; Cédric Schnyder; Zoltán Zajacz: S2− and S3 − radicals and the S4 − polysulfide ion in lazurite, haüyne, and synthetic ultramarine blue revealed by resonance Raman spectroscopy. American Mineralogist Vol. 108, Nr. 12 (2023) S. 2234-2243. doi: 10.2138/am-2022-8655

IMA group assignments


 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
kubisch
P43n

 
 
 
(Na7☐)(Al6Si6O24)F·4H2O
kubisch
I43m

 
 
 
Na3Ca(Si3Al3)O12(SO4)
kubisch
P43n

 
 
 
Na7Ca(Al6Si6O24)(SO4)(S3)-⋅H2O
kubisch
P43n

 
 
 
Na8Al6Si6O24(SO4)
kubisch
P43m

 
 
 
Na8(Al6Si6O24)(HS)2
kubisch
P43n

 
 
 
Na28Ca4(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6(S6)0.33(CO2)·2H2O
triklin
P1

 
 
 
Na4Al3Si3O12Cl
kubisch
P43n

 
 
 
N(CH3)4[AlSi5O12]
orthorhombisch
I222

 
 
 
Na6Ca2[Al6Si6O24](SO4,S3,S2,Cl)2·H2O
orthorhombisch
Pnaa

 
 
 
 

 
 
(Na15K5Ca11)(Si24Al24O96)(SO4)6Cl6
trigonal
P31c

 
 
Na(Si2Al)O6·H2O
orthorhombisch
Ibca

 
 
 
kubisch
P43n

 
 
Na6Ca2Al6Si6O24(CO3)2
hexagonal
P63

 
 
Na3Ca(Si3Al3)O12(SO4)
kubisch
P43n

 
 
KAlSiO4
hexagonal
P63

 
 
Na7Ca(Al6Si6O24)(SO4)(S3)-⋅H2O
kubisch
P43n

 
 
K(AlSi2)O6
tetragonal
I41/a

 
 
Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
hexagonal
P63

 
 
Na8Al6Si6O24(SO4)
kubisch
P43m

 
 
Na4Al3Si3O12Cl
kubisch
P43n

 
 
Na8(Al6Si6)O24(SO4)·2H2O
hexagonal
P63

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Other languages

German

Lasurit

Spanish

Lazurita

English

Lazurite

Russian

Лазурит

Japanese

ラピスラズリ

Alternative Name

Cyaneus

English

Cyanus

Lasurite

Lasurite (of Brogger)

Lasurstein

Lazurit

Lazurite (of Dana)

Sapphis

Sapphis (of Agricola)

Ultramarine

CNMNC symbol

Symbol

Lzr

Locations with GPS information

IDs

GUSID (Global unique identifier short form) OTPb-n9C0EuPc8hV6AmAtg
GUID (Global unique identifier) FADB3339-427F-4BD0-8F73-C855E80980B6
Database ID 2142