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Item Number: B119710001
larimar semi precious gemstone unique from dominican rep
larimar beads, larimar rough, larimar cabas
Price : $ 2.00
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Item Location : dominican republic
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Stone Name : Larimar (Pectolite)   Beads Type : Strand
Treatment : Treated   Origin : Unknown
Calibration : Cabachon   Lot Type : Lot
Shape : 1   Size : 1
Color : 1   Color Tone : 1
Clarity : 1   Grade : 1
Luster : 1   Carat : 1
Total Pieces : 10000   Reference No. : N/A
Length : 1  
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: larimar
: santo domingo
: Dominican Republic
: October 2007
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Larimar was originally discovered in the year 1916 in Bahoruco/Barahona, south west of the Dominican Republic, by the Spanish born priest Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren, who reported this discovery to the Archbishop Nouel in Santo Domingo. No mining action was taken at that time.



It was not until 1974 that the American Peace Corps Volunteer, Norman Rilling. and the Dominican, Miguel Mendez, rediscovered this stone on the beaches of Barahona close to the alluvial of the river Bahoruco. This stone was analyzed by several geologists, also by the Smithsonian Institute in USA, and they all agreed that it has a volcanic origin and belongs to the group of the pectolite with the exception, that this is the only blue pectolite found until now.



The mines are located in the mountains of Bahoruco, approx 7 km above the Caribbean Sea level, in the province of Barahona, south west of the Dominican Republic. Most mining is open pit, with miners using only pick, shovel and hammer to break the weathered basalt in search of this pectolite, effort are being made by the Dominican Government to modernize the mining system. The available quantity in the mines is unknown, which makes the supply of Larimar uncertain in the long run.



This semi-precious stone was named after Mr. Mendez’s daughter “LARISSA” (Lari) and the Spanish word for sea “Mar”. Like the Caribbean Sea Larimar reflects the different blue colors, from deep to light shades and jade green, often sparkled with the white and gray colors of the clouds in the sky, peppered now and then with red dendrites.