larvikite


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larvikite

(ˈlɑːvɪˌkaɪt) or

laurvikite

n
(Geological Science) a blue-grey syenite that contains feldspar crystals, often used as an ornamental facing on the walls of buildings
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Wilde, looking just a tad rakish, is sculpted from pieces of nephrite jade, thulite, Guatemalan jade, larvikite, and black granite; opposite him are two stone pillars engraved with Wilde's witticisms.
The trading floor may have gone, but its beautiful columns, made of Larvikite rock, survive in corridors and offices.
The librarian's tables in the library rotunda are covered by Blue Pearl granite; petrologically, this stone is a larvikite, a variety of alkaline syenite found in a Permian intrusion south of Oslo, Norway.