Lazurite

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lazurite

Description

The name for the primary blue mineral component in lapis lazuli. This name, however, is rarely used because of the possible confusion with lazulite.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lazurita (Esp.); lazurite (Fr., Port.); Lazurit (Deut.); Lasurstein (Deut.); lazuriet (Ned.)

Composition (Na,Ca)8(Al,Si)12O24(S,SO4)

Additional Information

Mineralogy Database: Lazurite

Raman

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FTIR

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Comparisons

Characteristics of Common Blue Pigments


Authority

  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980

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