Azure spar

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Common name used for blue stones prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). It was applied to azurite, lazurite, lapis lazuli, and turquoise.

Additional Information

S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985