* Larimar >

Larimar is the blue variety of the mineral pectolite. Pectolite can be found all over the world, however Larimar can only be found in the Dominican Republic. Larimar is blue to green in color, and is usually multicolored.

* Liddicoatite >

Liddicoatite is an uncommon form of tourmaline, almost identical in chemical composition to elbaite, but with a calcium atom replacing a sodium atom in its chemical formula. Liddicoatite was not recognized as a separate Tourmaline species until 1977. Prior to that time, it was thought to be elbaite. The original discovery of Liddicoatite in Madagascar was believed to be fully dominating in hydroxyl in its chemical formula.

* Magnesite >

The most common form of Magnesite is white, microcrystalline masses that are dull in luster, and have the appearance of unglazed porcelain. Because they are porous, they adhere to the tongue when licked.

* Malachite >

Malachite is a deep green, banded gemstone, that dates back to ancient Egypt and Greek civilizations. Malachite is an opaque gemstone, and usually used for beads in bracelets and necklaces. Another variety of Malachite is Azure Malachite.

* Moonstone >

Moonstone is the most popular of the Feldspar group.  Moonstone is very abundant and affordable on the gemstone market. It gets it’s name from the glowing resemblence of moonlight. Some moonstone gems have a Cat’s Eye effect. The three varieties of Moonstone are Cat’s Eye, Rainbow, and Star.

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