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Reminiscent of Labradorite, but with larger patches of varied shades. Some schiller, some flashes of blue. This is a famous decorative stone from Norway, also known as Syenite.

The name originates from the town of Larvik, Norway where this type of igneous (formed in a volcano) rock is found. Larvikite (or Larvakite) goes by other names such as "Norwegian Moonstone," "Black Labradorite," and "Blue Granite" (which is just confusing as it is not a granite at all.)

The story goes it that it came to world attention in the 1890s when a local geologist saw it glimmering in the moonlight and recommended that it be submitted as a representative stone from Norway for the World's Fair in Germany. It won 1st price and has been used extensively in sculpture, jewelry, and architecture.

Mined in Norway. Mohs hardness 6.5 - 7.0

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