Sunstone, also known as aventurine feldspar, is a gemstone in the Feldspar group. It normally has a rich golden or reddish-brown color with sparkling red and brown (and sometimes green or blue) inclusions. On Mohsâ€™ scale of hardness, it is 6-6.5. Sources include India, Canada, Madagascar, Norway, Russia (Siberia), and the United States. (See Sunstone Facts.) (Note: Sources listed in order of primary and secondary deposits.)
Is also called Aventurine feldspar which is a variety of Oligoclase. Sunstone varies in color from golden to orange to red brown and can be transparent or translucent. Gem quality Sunstone is magnificent.
Sunstone is also called aventurine feldspar (a variety of oligoclase). This gemstone varies from golden to orange to red-brown, and can be transparent or translucent. Sunstone is metallic-looking due to sparkling red, orange or green crystalline inclusions (these are hematite or goethite crystals). Sunstone is found in Canada, the USA (in Oregon), India, Norway, and Russia.
There are at least two stones with this name. One if a form of translucent quartz which is orange, the other is a form of feldspar which comes from India. This stone is projective and has long been associated with the Sun because of its orange-gold sparkling colours. Unfortunately the sunstone's use in magic seems to be largely forgotten. If you find a sunstone, treasure it.
A brilliant variety of oligoclase (a type of feldspar) flecked with minute scales of hematite. The colour range includes grey, green, yellow, brown, orange, pink, peach and red. It usually shows brilliant reflections due to inclusions of hematite or goethite.
A variety of oligoclase which can be transparent or translucent and varies in color from golden to orange to red-brown. Sunstone glitters due to hematite or goethite crystals suspended in the stone. It can be found in Canada, Oregon, India, Norway, and Russia. Sunstone is brittle and has a hardness of 6 on the Mohs scale.