Amazonite Polished Stone
Wonderfully tactile amazonite stone, highly polished exemplary colour and markings. Amazonite also known as Amazon Stone is a variety of the mineral feldspar which often exhibits white to greyish coloured markings. The primary colour seen in amazonite can vary from the lightest shades of blue to different shades of green.
Despite the name of this mineral amazonite is not found anywhere near the Amazon Basin in South America and it's believed that following its discovery many years ago, it became mixed up with another stone from that location. Once rocks and minerals have been classified and given a name it can be pretty difficult to then change it.
This amazonite mineral exhibits very slight chatoyancy which can be seen as it's gently moved around in certain light. It's a piece that certainly won't disappoint and could make a wonderful gift for someone who loves polished minerals. As with all of our smaller crystals, rocks and minerals this amazonite stone comes complete with its own protective pouch.
Weight (grams): 72
Size (cms): 5.1 x 3.7 x 2.6