Amazonite

Jason Kitchen - 4A - 2/15/14

Properties

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