The S'more the Merrier

The Mineral Larimar By: Angie Scarpa

Larimar

Chemical Formula- NaCa2Si3O8(OH)

Color- Pale blue to sky blue

Luster- Vitreous to silky

Crystal system- Triclinic

Diaphaneity- Transparent to translucent

Cleavage- perfect 2

Hardness- 5

Streak- White




What are the uses of Larimar?

Larimar is a mineral of sensation and relaxation. Another name for it is the worry stone. If your feeling tense and stressed that's when this stone comes in handy. Use Larimar to overcome your fear of doctors, hospitals, injections or surgery...etc.

About Larimar

Larimar is mainly used to make very unique jewelry. It is mainly sold in the Dominican Republic since thats where they find Larimar. Most of the jewelry that they make is set in silver but more of the expensive jewelry that they make can be set in gold as well. This Mineral is a rare blue variety of Pectolite that can only be found in the Dominican Republic. It can be a variety of different colors. It varies from white, light blue, blue-green, and dark blue. Larimar is a type of pectolite, although pectolite os found in many location around the world, none have this unique volcanic blue look of Larimar.

The Groups Mineral

Ruby

Birthstone

My Birthstone is the Ruby. It is for the gemstone for July.



Chemical Symbol- Al2O3

Color- various colors of reds

hardness- 9

Cleavage- None

Crystal System- Trigonal

Luster- vitreous

Diaphaneity- transparent to opaque

Streak- White