Where does lapis lazuli come from?

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Today, lapis lazuli is mined at the ancient deposits of Afghanistan. Additional deposits are mined in Chile, Siberia, the United States, and Myanmar.

  • It was primarily sourced from Afghanistan during the early years of 7th millennium BCE. Even today the Lapis Lazuli is majorly found in Afghanistan while it is also found in countries like the USA, Canada, Argentina, Russia, Chile and Pakistan. According to the Vedic astrology, this gemstone is associated with the planet Jupiter.
  • Lapis-lazuli is mined and carved as a decorative stone, this rock has a distinctive blue colour. Lapis Lazuli historically came from Lapis-lazuli mines and occurrences, near Sar-e-Sang, Badakhshan (Badakshan; Badahsan) Province, Afghanistan. Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Lapis lazuli.

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