Larimar is a rare mineral. It is a blue variant of the white pectolite. Pectolite is a sodium calcium silicate. At Larimar, the calcium has been replaced by Cobalt. This gives it its typical sea blue color.
Very rare mineral
Larimar is extremely rare and is only found in the Dominican Republic in the Sierra de Baoruco mountain range. A blue mineral was first reported in 1916, but a mining license to exploit the stone was denied. In 1974 Larimar was rediscovered and named after the discoverer's daughter (Larissa).
Because of its color and location, Larimar is also called the Atlantis Stone or Dolphin Stone. Some believe that the Dominican Republic is a surviving piece of Altantis. Larimar helps to give place to negative emotions such as fear, anger and jealousy and to come into inner harmony.