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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: A
larimar in jewelry
larimar pendants: A B C D
tray of pendants
tumble polished larimar
cut slab of larimar vein
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