Pectolite (Larimar) Photos       
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Pectolite (Larimar)
last edited:  11/15/17    number of photos:  8
Pectolite is Ca2NaSi3O8(OH)
Pectolite, known as Larimar, comes from an area of about
one
square kilometer in a mountainous region the Dominican
Republic. Miguel Mendez named the gemstone, Larimar, after
his daughter Larissa and the Spanish word for sea, mar.                                           
Larimar is found in cavities of serpentinized ultramafic rocks.

pectolite as a mineral
hardness: 5 to 7

 

larimar cabochons
larimar cabochons:  A

larimar in jewelry
larimar pendants:  A  B  C  D
tray of pendants

larimar-misc.
tumble polished larimar                               
cut slab of larimar vein

 

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