A Unique Caribbean Gemstone
This "One of a Kind" gemstone that has fast become the Caribbeans most famous gemstone.
The name "Larimar", from a combination of "Larrissa"( daughter of Miguel Mendez) and "Mar", was the name given to the stone by Mr. Miguel Mendez, who "combined his daughter's name
Caribbean Larimar is a rare gemstone that is only found in the mountainous and hard to access region of Barahona, in the south-western region of the Dominican Republic looking over the Caribbean Sea. It is the only locality where Larimar, classified as blue pectolite, appears on the terrestrial crust as I know it.
Larimar has an extraordinary blue appearance, similar both in color and shade to the intense, and beautiful, Caribbean sea and sky. The beautiful shades of blue come from traces of copper. Hardness varies, but most material is from 5 to 7 on the Mohs scale.
Larimar first surfaced on the road to commercialism in 1974, although existing locals and their ancestors have been aware of
Larimar, a new and extremely welcome member of the family of healing stones, is also known as "Atlantis Stone
Larimar is a rare form of Pectolite. The most important outcrop of blue
The deposits of Los Chupaderos
The deposits of Los Chupaderos, a small complex of volcanic origin, composed fundamentally of basalts and porphyry rocks of great diversity. In its interior, there are concentrations of small mineral blocks with the blue color which is characteristic of pectolite found in the Dominican Republic. Many of the nuclei or small blocks of blue pectolite or Larimar are in situ, which means at the very place where they formed.
Many million ago years, the island of "La
The first Central Mountain range was of volcanic rock. Approximately 100 million years ago, it began to emerge into the Mountain range of Bahoruco, in the southwest of the island, starting with its Eastern portion. In its
As the magma or incandescent parts of the interior of the planet were pushed upward, the masses became visible on the terrestrial crust and, when cooling off, would give origin to the rock bulk. The chemical components of these incandescent solutions were very diverse. The minerals in form of silicates stood out and were mixed with aluminum components, as well as sodium, calcium, iron, etc., forming therefore essential and secondary minerals. Among all this chemical packaging, an association which is infrequent in nature, formed itself:
Pectolite Columns are created as the volcanic processes, moving over
Because of the high temperature affecting the incandescent masses that had been pushed up by the gases of the interior, the crystallization of some materials took place. When the volcanic lava was cooling off in the chimney, it became columns as a firm support of a mass in which blue andesites, pectolites, basalts and other minerals formed. The dark and gray ashes in the tube, chimney or column, showed a strong contrast with the color of the other materials.
The crystallization of the mineral happened when the blue pectolite or Larimar was pushed into the "tubes" or "chimneys" of the volcano by the hot gases and the incandescent matter. For this reason, the localization of the mineral and its subsequent extraction depend on the identification of
So, by the end of the Miocene, some rocks lay exposed on limestone. The process of erosion and
Now, its exploitation forces the miner to excavate deeper and deeper into the old volcano, until today these holes transformed into a true network of tunnel mines. The wells or holes are all around, look like open craters in the mountain and the miners appear from afar, busy in their tasks. The daily life and the hardships of the miners are very strenuous and fatiguing and they accomplish their work only with the help of primitive, simple tools that accompany them in their daily chores from dawn to dusk, the whole year round. These men risk their lives daily trying to bring up the blue stone.
A travel to the mines of Larimar is an extraordinary experience. The place appears after a long adventure ride on an off-road vehicle over rough (4WD) dirt roads, through villages that
It is fun, looks great, and feels good to wear. The full extent of Larimar's metaphysical qualities are still being revealed, but it is said:
Because of its extraordinary blue texture and appearance (also found as blue-white and blue-green, specks of red and gray, depending on quality), this gemstone is associated with the heavens, the seas
It combines our mind and thoughts (elements of air energy) with our heart and emotions (elements of water energy), gathering them into a harmonious whole. Larimar helps us to view our daily events from a different, more positive perspective.
Larimar's crystal vibrations and unique blend of colors have drawn many people to it. Scientifically, Larimar or Blue Pectolite is unique in it's mineral and chemical make-up.
Larimar is also known as a healing stone. It can soften the stress and tension that problems bring. Its powers are believed to reduce anger and frustration and then gives relaxation, the various colors each exert their own particular energy. Blue tones calm the spirit, greens assist healing, while red patterns strengthen the will.
Larimar helps us in a physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritual way. Highly recommended for stress.
Larimar is a new and extremely welcome member of the family of healing stones. Larimar is finely tuned to the human body, especially the 5th Energy Center (Chakra; Vishuda), situated in the throat area of the body. This area is also associated with
Larimar increases speech and communication skills, supports the healing process (thymus), and increases the possibility of regulating thyroid gland malfunction - physical as well as on other levels or planes.
The power of the gemstone is perfectly expressed whenever and wherever the person wears Larimar - perhaps in the form of
Larimar supports dissolving
The Atlantis Stone.
Larimar is sometimes referred to as the Atlantis Stone, it is said that this connection was helped along by a Spiritual Master who once lived in Trinidad & Tobago and
Other sources in Europe have ratified the widespread belief that the island where Haiti and the Dominican Republic are situated, was indeed part of the Atlantis continent.
It is well known that Larimar exists only in one region in the world, close to Baoruco, province of Barahona,
In Europe in the 1980s, Larimar was commonly known as the Atlantis Stone and even today, customers at mineral and gem
Many believe that the colors of Larimar also represent a trace to Atlantis and there are books about Atlantis that mention Larimar as an important tool for healing work.
The appearance of Larimar coincides with the emergence of information about Atlantis.
Sensitive persons can feel and see the information about Atlantis carried by Larimar. Today, there are thousands of people - naturalists and those who practice alternative and holistic healing methods - who use Larimar to assist and reinforce the healing process.