Larimar is a rare and exotic gemstone. Found in an old volcano in the southwest mountain region of the Dominican Republic, known as Barahona. It is the only known place on earth where this gemstone is found.
Larimar is also called the Atlantis Stone. A spiritual master who lived in Trinidad and Tobago founded many of the Yoga centers around the world had once claimed that some islands in the Caribbean including the Dominican Republic were part of the lost continent of Atlantis. He went further to state that upon one of those islands, a blue stone with healing powers would be found; a description that only corresponds to the stone of Larimar.
This beautiful blue stone is considered by some as a healing stone, increasing speech and communication skills and supporting the body's natural healing process. Larimar is believed to be a highly spiritual stone that targets all of the chakras from the heart chakra through to the crown chakra. It is believed to have a distinct vibration that aids you to communicate with clarity, and because of its heart based energy it is believed to help you to speak of your emotions. It is also believed to help dissolve emotional barriers and to release stored negative emotions such as angry thoughts, remembered pain and other emotions that are not benefiting you.
The Larimar Mines
Over the years the mines have remained within a small square radius at the end of a small trail that winds up the mountains for about an hour. To this day the miners still use primitive tools such as picks, shovels and wheelbarrows to create the mine shafts. Modern day items are used, such as electricity for air, light and electronic equipment for removing large pieces of volcanic rock. The mines are privately owned and governed by a COOP who have worked at the mines since they were children with their own families. The creation of shafts is organic and unorganized, which raises concern for the future of this gemstone and for the safety of the miners themselves. The quantity of Larimar left in the mines is unknown, which makes the supply of Larimar rare.