Thursday, 24 November 2011

Amazonite ~

Amazonite is part of the feldspar family.  Other members of the feldspar family are labradorite and moonstone.  

This small pebble shows the greenish-blue and veining typical of this stone. 

It can also be a vivid shade of green, an example of which can be seen by following the Wikipedia link above.

I'm uncertain about the identity of the stone below.  However, I think it is likely to be amazonite as the graduated colours are all within the right part of the spectrum and the veining is also what I would expect.  It's a handsome piece, perhaps about four inches wide.

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