Curiously tactile amazonite pebble, highly polished and boasting exemplary colour. Amazonite which is also known as Amazon Stone is a variety of feldspar which often exhibits white to greyish coloured markings, the main colour can vary from light shades of blue to various shades of green.
Despite its name, Amazonite is not found anywhere near the Amazon basin and it's believed that following its discovery many years ago, it subsequently became mixed up with another stone that had come from this locality but once a mineral has been classified, it can be pretty difficult to change its name.
This eye-catching amazonite pebble would make a lovely gift for someone who loves polished minerals but be aware, there is a significant risk that having received it, you may well end up keeping it for yourself!
Weight (grams): 60.4
Size (cms): 5 x 3.4 x 2.6