Jason Kitchen - 4A - 2/15/14


Also known as the Amazon Stone

Chemical Formula: KAlSi3O8

General Description

Colors: Blue, Green, Purple, Gray, & Multicolored

Often has white lines or streaks

Amazonite should be handled with care because it is sensitive to pressure and can easily crack or chip

Amazonite is inexpensive, and is used for beads, carvings, and polishing into cabochons

Amazonite is found all around the world, but large deposits can be found in Russia,

Myanmar, India, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Brazil, Colorado, and Virginia