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What is lapis lazuli ?

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Asked by Kavita Prsd, 04 Nov '09 11:49 am
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It is a unique stone , semi precious , generally oval shape --astrlogers recoomend it for wearing as substitue for cats' eye to reduce the evil influence of ketu
Answered by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 04 Nov '09 11:55 am

 
  
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Lapis lazuli is a relatively rare, semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color.

Lapis lazuli has been mined in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan for over 6,000 years, and trade in the stone is ancient enough for lapis jewelry to have been found at Predynastic Egyptian sites, and lapis beads at neolithic burials in Mehrgarh, the Caucasus, and even as far from Afghanistan as Mauritania.

Lapis lazuli is a rock, not a mineral: whereas a mineral has only one constituent, lapis lazuli is formed from more than one mineral.

The main component of lapis lazuli is lazurite (25% to 40%), a feldspathoid silicate mineral composed of sodium, aluminium, silicon, oxygen, sulfur, and chloride. Its formula is (Na,Ca)8(AlSiO4)6(S,SO4,Cl)1-2.[4] Most lapis lazuli also contains calcite (white), sodalite (blue), and pyrite (metallic yellow). Other possible constituents are augite, diopside, enstatite, mica, hauynite, hornblende, and nosean. Some contain ...more
Answered by victory, 04 Nov '09 01:16 pm

 
  
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Kind of stone
Answered by ANURADHA PATHAKJ, 04 Nov '09 12:15 pm

 
  
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It is a RARE semi precious stone
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 04 Nov '09 11:52 am

 
  
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An azure blue semiprecious stone
Answered by ishaana jain, 04 Nov '09 11:51 am

 
  
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Lapis lazuli is a relatively rare, semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color.
Answered by sudesh, 04 Nov '09 11:51 am

 
  
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It is a relatively rare, semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color.
Answered by Shan Real, 04 Nov '09 11:50 am

 
  
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