amazonite


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

amazonite:

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
She knew onyx was once used to guard tombs and warriors wore amazonite for courage and intuition.
Dykes range in composition from simple quartz-feldspar types to mineralogically complex pegmatites that contain amazonite, topaz, zinwaldite, and Sn, Ta, and Nb oxides.
Amazonite is traditionally a lucky stone for gamblers, but that may be because it increases self- confidence and controls negative emotions.
XRF readings focussed on scandium data collection only, although the team diligently noted the visible presence of gadolinite and amazonite mineralization.
The stones range from amazonite, amethyst and ammonite through druzy, jade and turquoise.
I Dragonfly pin of antiqued brass, Chinese amazonite and mother-of-pearl ($82), Patrice, Inc.
Here men sell crystals (aegerine, smoky quartz and amazonite, all perilously mined locally) and helichrysum--the yellow everlasting flowers, found throughout the plateau.