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Lapis armenus
also called Armenian stone or lapis stellatus and has 2 more synonyms

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  1. in natural history, is a variety of precious stone, resembling lapis lazuli, except that it is softer, and instead of veins of pyrite, is intermixed with green. "The Armenian stone" is so nearly identical to lapis lazuli that it has often not been di

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  2. Herman Boerhaave believed it rather to rank among semi-metals, and supposed it was composed of both metal and earth

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  3. added that it only differs from lazuli in degree of maturity, and that both of them seem to contain arsenic

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  4. has been found in Tirol, Hungary, and Transylvania, and used both in mosaic work, to make the blue color azure, and as a treatment of melancholia

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  5. The 1816 Encyclopedia Perthensis notes that Armenian stone "was anciently brought of Armenia, but now found in Germany, Tyrol"

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