Larimar: Van Gogh Sphere
Weight: 987 grams
Size: 3.42 Inches or 86.78mm
Van Gogh Colors: AA Blue, khaki green, Red, Black, Pinkish white
This rare combination of colors is called Van Gogh Larimar. Van Gogh Larimar is the rarest combination of colors that comes out the mines of Bahoruco Dominican Republic where the Larimar is found. This particular type of minerals are found with in the veins of where the Larimar is mined. The locals called it carbon, it translation to English is ash. It found in a well formed tube awich has a slight green crust on the outer part of the rock. Although carbon is not rare the Van Gogh’s combination is.
What qualifies as a Van Gogh? Van Gogh Larimar has to have a minimum of four different mineral colors, it must include Larimar blue Pectolite. other colors can be Red, Khaki Green, Orange, Green, White or Grey. Any four combination will qualify as Van Gogh Larimar.
Blue: Blue is a rare Pectolite called Larimar
Red: Red could be red Pectolite or a combination of quartz, Calcite, Morimotaite, Clinochlore combined.
White: Calcite or Quartz
Black: Calcite, Morimotaite combination.
Pink: Calcite usually has a mixture of copper
Chemical Elements: Ca, Fe, Ti, Sr, H, Na, O, Si
Crystal Structure: Pectolite
Hardness: Typically 5.5
Refractive Index: NA
Density: 2.70 – 2.90
Double Refraction or Birefringence:NA
Fluorescence: Weak: Red