Lapis-lazuli and mercury are among the minor mineral products of the country.
Lovely blue lapis lazuli is the alternate birthstone for September.
Ancient people believed that wearing lapis lazuli could draw several qualities to a person, including health and bravery.
It was even used Veins of lapis lazuli have been found around the world, however the primary sources are Afghanistan and Chile.
The most prized type of lapis lazuli is deep blue in color.