GIA Field Gemmologists Seek Blue Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli in Mogok, Myanmar
Join GIA gemmologists as they seek the blue treasures of Mogok.
Lapis Lazuli from the Coquimbo Region, Chile
Lapis lazuli has been mined from the Coquimbo Region of Chile since 1905.
Lapis Lazuli Description
Lapis lazuli is a rock, which means it’s an aggregate of several minerals. This ancient gem contains three minerals in varying amounts: lazurite, calcite and pyrite. Sometimes, it also contains one or more of the following: diopside, amphibole, feldspar and mica.