ETYMOLOGY: It comes from the union of two words that made voluntary peace Miguel Mendez: the name of his daughter, named Larissa, and the word sea, water colors of the Caribbean Sea in 1974.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Triclinic.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary.
CLASS MINERAL: Silicates.
CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: NaCa2 [OH / Si3O8] + Fe, Mn.
HARDNESS: 4.5-5 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDS: Dominican Republic.
MINERALOGY: The larimar is a variety of pectolite comprises a calcium acid hydrate and sodium silicate. It has been located historically as belonging to Miocene. This, different from other rocks, blue is the result of a substitution of cobalt for calcium.
MYTHOLOGY: In 1916, priest Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren, who was then pastor of Barahona, was the first to discover the Blue Rock in the same year, requested permission to explore and exploit the mine, but it was already rejected that the country such pectolite was unknown. In 1974 on a beach off the coast of Barahona, Miguel Mendez and Norman Rilling, Peace Corps volunteers, they rediscovered the larimar, after a search, the origin of the rocks, which became the Los Chupaderos mine was found. This place is the same as the priest had found in 1916.
PROPERTIES: It is said that the larimar leads us to take charge of our lives, helps to end the fear, suffering and excessive emotions, brings inner respites, facilitates creativity, broad perception is a powerful stone for those looking for his soul mate, facilitates the healing of relationships of life or heart trauma.
USES: Collection, Meditation, Jewellery.