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lazurite

Line breaks: laz¦ur|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈlazjʊrʌɪt
 
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Definition of lazurite in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A bright blue mineral which is the chief constituent of lapis lazuli and consists chiefly of a silicate and sulphate of sodium and aluminium.
Example sentences
  • Lapis lazuli is an ornamental rock formed by the regional metamorphism of limestone; it has blue lazurite (sodium calcium aluminosilicate sulphate), white calcite, and pyrite as its main constituents.
  • Associated minerals include various pyroxenes and zeolites in addition to the more familiar lazurite, sodalite, pyrite, and carbonates.
  • He listed amazonite, aquamarine (subsequently named the state gemstone), topaz, gypsum (alabaster and satin spar varieties), lazurite, quartz, and turquoise.

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