larimar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Combination of Larissa and Spanish mar (sea). Coined by Miguel Méndez after his 1974 rediscovery of the stone in the Dominican Republic. Named for his daughter Larissa and the Caribbean sea, which has a similar blue color.

Noun[edit]

larimar (uncountable)

  1. A rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic.
Larimar

Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2023), “Larimar”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • larimar”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2023.