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precious&Semiprecious stones

Linarite (blue) with Cerussite and Antlerite (green). From Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England, UK

COYAMITO pseudomorphe AGATE after ARAGONITE / Chihuahua, Mexico

Boulder Opal Split

The best lapis lazuli still comes from the Sar-e-Sang mines in Afghanistan, where the vivid blue rock was traded to Egypt and Sumer (Iraq) in ancient times, and later throughout the East and Europe.

Himalayan lapis lazuli - Lapis Lazuli, Gemstones, Lapis Lazuli ...

Lapis Lazuli - a combination of the mineral Lazurite- ( the dark blue component) Calcite ( the whitish parts) and often times but not always Pyrite ( the goldish bits) from Koksha Valley, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan

Extremely rare - crystal of Azurite with partial ps. to chatoyant Malachite / Tsumeb, Namibia