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Larimar is a relatively new find that occurs one place on earth – on the island of Hispaniola, in the Caribbean Sea.
Larimar was originally discovered in 1916 by a Spanish priest who reported the discovery but no mining was done. Then, in 1974, the American Peace Corps Volunteer, Norman Rilling, and the Dominican, Miguel Mendez, rediscovered the stone on the beaches of Barahona. It was determined by geologists that larimar is a rare form of blue pectolite.
Named for Mr. Mendez’s daughter “Larissa” and the Spanish word for sea “Mar”, Larimar contains the blue hues of the caribbean sea, with white and gray ‘clouds’. It is a stunning stone.
The available quantity at the mine is unknown, which makes the future supply of Larimar uncertain.
Some believe that larimar is the blue stone with extraordinary healing powers that Edgar Cayce predicted would be discovered in the Caribbean, where he said part of Atlantis could be found.
Dendritic Agate is a chalcedony containing branch or fern-like markings called dendrites. This stone is considered an agate even though it does not portray a banded appearance that is common with most agates.
The famous Russian jeweler Carl Faberge made use of this stone in combination with diamonds and other precious gems. Dendritic agate is prized in Russia as a stone of long life, good health and prosperity.
Dendrites are the branch-like formations of iron or manganese oxide inclusions that crystallize within the stone. Metaphysically, these symbolize growth or change.
Sources of Dendrite Agate
Dendrite Agate is found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, the USA, Mexico and Khazakstan.
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