last edited: 2/26/18
Amazonite is microcline feldspar, KAlSi3O8
microcline feldspar as a mineral
Amazonite is also known as amazonstone.
The Pikes Peak area is one of the top producers of amazonite in the world.
One factor working against amazonite as a gem is that it is a feldspar with a
well-developed cleavage. If amazonite beads bang into each other, it can
cause the bead to split in half.
amazonite cabochons: A B C D E
amazonite crystals: A B C
block of amazonite:
amazonite cleavage: A
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