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Amazonite

Amazonite

 




This green sodium feldspar has derived it's name from one of it's origins. Or perhaps it's green color conjured up images of the lush green forests of the Amazon, but there are deposits taken from Brazil. The above picture shows cabochons from China, but they are also found India, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia and the state of Colorado in the United States.

Amazonite Rough
Amazonite is generally opaque and can be sensitive to pressure. It is sometimes confused for Chrysoprase, Jade or Serpentine.


STATS:
Color: Green, green-blue
Mohs' Hardness Scale: 6 - 6 1/2
Density: 2.56 - 2.58
Transparency: Generally opaque



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