A variety of feldspar, having a verdigris-green color.
Amazonite is a gem variety of microcline feldspar. It displays a schiller of light which is caused by . Amazonite varies from bright verdigris green to a bluish green and is mined in the United States, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Russia, Australia and Namibia. Amazonite has a hardness of 6 and a specific gravity of 2.56-2.58. Most Amazonite is opaque, but rare crystals are transparent.
Amazonite is a green variety of microcline that is suitable for carving and polishing. The perthite variety is a striped, veined or almost zebra-pattern stone, produced by lamellar intergrowths inside the crystal. The colored stripes are microcline and the white or clear stripes are feldspars. If there is more feldspar than microcline it is called antiperthite. Found in the U.S.A.,Brazil, India, China, Namibia, and Russia.Amazonite can be confused with jade or turquoise. It is worn for good luck, to attract money and positive outcomes. A.R.T. Precious & Collectible Jewelry