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  • Amazonite 13 May 2015 | View comments

  • AMAZONITE

     

    The Science

    Amazonite is a green variety of microcline, belonging to the feldspar group of minerals. The feldspars are a fairly homogenous group of rock-forming tectosilicates that make up nearly 60% of the Earth’s crust.

    Followed by quartz, feldspar is the most common mineral in the entire world. Despite feldspar's abundance, there are only a few varieties considered to be gemstone quality.

    The name is taken from that of the Amazon River,  from which certain green stones were formerly obtained, but it is doubtful whether green feldspar occurs in the Amazon area.

    Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence. Formerly it was obtained almost exclusively from the area of Miass in the Ilmensky Mountains, Russia where it occurs in granitic rocks. More recently, high-quality crystals have been obtained from Colorado in a coarse granite. It is also found in Brazil, India, Madagascar and Nambia

    For many years, the source of amazonite's color was a mystery. Naturally, many people assumed the color was due to copper because copper compounds often have blue and green colors. More recent studies suggest that the blue-green color results from small quantities of lead and water in the feldspar.

     

    Amazonite Healing Properties

    Amazonite Is believed to have  a powerful filtering action, blocking geopathic stress, absorbing microwaves and cell phone emanations.  This extremely calming stone is believed to soothe the brain and nervous system helping  the body achieve balance.  It is believed to help you see both sides of a problem or a different point of view and  to assist in manifesting universal love.

     

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