GIA Field Gemologists Seek Blue Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli in Mogok, Myanmar
Join GIA gemologists as they seek the blue treasures of Mogok.
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.
Lapis Lazuli from the Coquimbo Region, Chile
Lapis lazuli has been mined from the Coquimbo Region of Chile since 1905.