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After the town of Larvik in Norway, where it was described from.
Larvikite is an igneous rock, a variety of the rock monzonite. It is noted for it's interlocking crystals of feldspar. The feldspar is perthitic, and the alternating alkali feldspar and plagioclase layers give these crystals their characteristic silver blue sheen (or Schiller effect) on polished surfaces. Olivine can be present along with titanian augite, titanian magnetite, apatite, and sometimes quartz.

In the building Stone trade Larvikite with a greenish hue is called "Green Pearl" and that with a bluish hue is called "Blue Pearl".

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No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for Larvikite

map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
  • Vestfold
Michael O’Donoghue (2006) Gems, Sixth Edition, p. 282
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