Definition of Lazurite

1. Noun. (minerology) A mineral of metamorphosed limestones. Lazurite forms the gemstone lapis lazuli, and crushed lazurite provided the ''ultramarine'' color in artists' paint of the old masters. sodalite and lazurite form the ''sodalite group'' of silicate minerals. Chemical composition: Sodium aluminum silicate with sulphur, Na_{4-5}Al_3Si_3O_{12}S. ¹



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Definition of Lazurite

1. a mineral [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lazurite

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laziness
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lazing
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lazuline
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lazulites
lazurite (current term)
lazurites
lazy
lazy 8
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Literary usage of Lazurite

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1. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"lazurite; LAPIS LAZULI; OR NATIVE ULTRAMARINE. ... The ordinary lapis lazuli is not a simple mineral as given above, but a mixture of lazurite, ..."

2. Rock Minerals, Their Chemical and Physical Characters and Their by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1906)
"The mineral lazurite from the vicinity of Lake Baikal, ... lazurite is intimately associated with microscopic crystals of diopside free from iron, ..."

3. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Study of Minerals and Crystals by Edward Henry ( Kraus, Walter Fred Hunt (1920)
"lazurite is a contact mineral and occurs in crystalline limestones ... lazurite is highly valued for ornaments, mosaics, and vases. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The most important mineral in the stone is lazurite, which is itself a highly complex compound, ... lazurite is usually massive, has a hardness of 5 to 5.5, ..."

5. Introduction to the Study of Minerals: A Combined Textbook and Pocket Manual by Austin Flint Rogers (1912)
"SODALITE GROUP—ISOMETRIC Besides sodalite and lazurite, ... lazurite usually occurs in compact massive form or less mixed with calcite, pyrite, ..."

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