Lazulite

Lazulite

Chemical: ((Mg,Fe2+)Al2(PO4)2(OH)2)
Catagory: Phosphate
Crystal system: Monoclinic
Mohs hardness: 5.5- 6.0
Specific gravity: 3.0- 3.1
Color: Azure-blue, sky-blue, bluish white, yellow-green, blue-green, rarely green
Streak: white

It is found at Graves Mountain, Lincolnton, Georgia. It is found in association with quartz, andalusite, rutile, kyanite, corundum, muscovite, pyrophylite, dumortierite, wagnerite, svanbergite and berlinite in metamorphic terrains. It is also found in pegmatites with albite, quartz, muscovite, tourmaline and beryl. It has been confused with lazurite, lapis lazuli, and azurite.

It was first described in 1795 for deposits in Styria, Austria. The name come from the German lazurstein, for blue stone or from the Arabic for heaven.


Graves Mountain, Lincolnton, Georgia


Graves Mountain, Lincolnton, Georgia


Gemmy quality Lazulite from the Rapid Creek Dawson Mining District in Yokon territory of Canada.

Macon, Georgia 31210