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LARVIKITE - Norway

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LARVIKITE

Cut to a square block and polished on one surface

Larvik, near Oslo, Norway

Larvikite is a variety of syenite and is one of the world’s most attractive decorative stones.  It is only found around the town of Larvik in Norway. 

It displays a beautiful iridescence on polished surfaces, caused by optical interference within the feldspar crystals.  A similar effect is found in the variety of feldspar known as Labradorite.
 
Larvikite is used extensively to decorate buildings and shop fronts in town centres throughout the UK.

 
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Size: 9.5 x 9.5 x 2 centimetres
Weight: 496 grams

PRICE: £14.00