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LABRADORITE | Nature’s Own Magical Lanterns

January 27, 2017

Like a dark cloud frozen in the moonlight, the Labradorite imparts a mysterious sparkle that you can almost feel. According to an Inuit legend, the Northern Lights were once imprisoned in the rocks along the Labrador coast, until one day when an Inuit warrior found them and freed most of the lights with a mighty blow from his spear.  Some of the lights were still trapped within the stone, resulting in the mineral known as labradorite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The name Labradorite comes from the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, which is a famous locality for the stone.  The mineral was discovered by Moravian missionaries at Ford Harbour, Paul
Island near Nain off the coast of Labrador in 1770.
 
Labradorite is Canada's first documented and best known gemstone.

 

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