|Item # AM091071871
XXL 7.3 lb Amazonite Polished
Point from South Africa
|Amazonite (Sometimes called “Amazon Stone”) is a green to blue green (“turquoise looking” in color) 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.
Amazonite is found in the United States, Brazil, India, China, Namibia, and Russia.
Old legends say that this stone got its name from being found by the Amazon River, others say it was named after the
Amazon Female Warriors who used this stone powdered as war paint.
Amazonite Is a really unique stone that is often confused with jade or turquoise.
|This XXL Polished Point Amazonite specimen was obtained by us from a South Africa Rock and
mineral dealer years ago. It was rated "Very Good" to "A Grade" by our supplier. We have never
seen another specimen this large without seeing natural faults and other flaws. All photos taken dry, in
natural sunlight with a Nikon CoolPix L1 camera.
This specimen weighs 7.3 lbs (3310g)
and measures 9.7 x 4.3 x 3.3 inches (24.5 x 11 x 8.9cm)
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|Item # AM09172688
Rare Microcline var. Amazonite
Crystals and Quartz from
|This stunning Microcline var. Amazonite specimen was a lucky find by us at a small Rock and Mineral
shop in Wisconsin on our 2017 Rock trip. We have never seen another specimen from this locale this
large and aesthetic. This specimen is from the Kashale Village, 20 km S. of Konso, Southern
Peoples Administrative Region (Gamo Gofa), Ethiopia. All photos taken dry, in natural sunlight with a
Nikon CoolPix L1 camera.
This specimen weighs 8.62 oz or 0.54 lb (245g)
and measures 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 inches (8.3 x 6.8 x 3.9cm)