Larimar is only found in a 10 square kilometer area in the Dominican Republic. The D.R. Mining records show on November 23rd 1916, Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren of the Barahona Parish requested permission to explore for a blue rock he had discovered and was denied permission. Then in 1974 a Peace Corps Volunteer rediscovered a beautiful blue stone on the beach. Norman Rilling named the stone Larimar after his Daughter Larissa and the Spanish word for Sea (Mar) Larimar is a Blue Variety of Pectolite. Found in Volcanic Vugs. The Blue color is only found in this region due to the Copper deposits.