larvikite


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larvikite

[′lär·vi‚kīt]
(petrology)
An alkali syenite consisting of cryptoperthite or anorthoclase in rhombic crystals; used as an ornamental building material.
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The monument, unveiled on April 19, 1921 (Blakey Smith, no date), has a base made from two types of larvikite: the upper part (the pedestal) is a polished block of Blue Pearl granite, whereas the base is a honed variety of slightly darker Emerald Pearl granite.