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see feldsparfeldspar
or felspar
, an abundant group of rock-forming minerals which constitute 60% of the earth's crust. Chemically the feldspars are silicates of aluminum, containing sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, or barium or combinations of these elements.
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amazonite

[¦a·mə¦zō‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
An apple-green, bright-green, or blue-green variety of microcline found in the United States and the former Soviet Union; sometimes used as a gemstone. Also known as amazon stone.
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She knew onyx was once used to guard tombs and warriors wore amazonite for courage and intuition.
I Dragonfly pin of antiqued brass, Chinese amazonite and mother-of-pearl ($82), Patrice, Inc.
Most notable among these was the epidote from the Lola claim and topaz, smoky quartz and amazonite from the Zapot claim, both near Hawthorne.
Her current collection features an endless variety of semi-precious stones such as Labradorite, Russian Amazonite, Moonstone, and Tiger's Eye, and varies from delicate to chunky pieces to reflect her clientele's taste, personality and characteristics.
Here men sell crystals (aegerine, smoky quartz and amazonite, all perilously mined locally) and helichrysum--the yellow everlasting flowers, found throughout the plateau.
blue note A collar of tranquil amazonite, aquamarine, freshwater pearls and faceted moonstones is just the accessory to embrace your neck with subtle color and understated glamour.
Amazonite is the traditional lucky stone of gamblers.
The Fano experience was the start of a series of successes: Cahuila Mountain in 1981 for beryl, tourmaline, axinite and quartz; the Collier Creek mine in Arkansas for quartz and wavellite; and the Black and Blue mine in 1988 in Harris Park, Colorado for amazonite, smoky quartz and topaz.
A good gemstone for money luck is Amazonite, which is also known as the Amazonite stone.
Some minerals, like quartz and the blue-green variety of microcline feldspar called amazonite, are fairly durable, and you can use acids to clean them, although the hot acids over a period of time will roughen the surfaces of amazonite crystals.