Larvikite is a monzonitic, feldspar-rich rock that belongs to the syenite group. It is named after the town of Larvik in Norway, where significant deposits are found. Larvikite is formed through the slow cooling of magma deep within the Earth's crust. Besides Norway, larvikite can also be found in other parts of the world, including Finland, Ukraine, India, America, and Canada.
Larvikite is known for its distinctive appearance. It is typically dark gray to black in color and often features beautiful iridescent flashes, known as "schiller" or labradorescence. This optical effect is caused by the presence of minerals like feldspar, pyroxene, and amphibole. The stone has a fine-grained texture, and its polished surface reveals the play of colors within.
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