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The Regal Properties of Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli (or simply called lapis) is a very well-known and prized stone since ancient times. The color of lapis lazuli is a deep blue, almost always coupled with flecks of other minerals, usually calcite and pyrite. The main component of lapis lazuli is lazurite, which gives it its deep blue color. Lapis lazuli is only found in masses (although lazurite crystallizes into dodecahedral crystals), and then cut and polished into ornaments or jewelry. The main sources of lapis lazuli are in central Asian countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, although smaller sources are located in Chile, the United States,
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