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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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AMAZONITE: A green or blue-green member of the feldspar clan, it inspires truth, sincerity, honor, eloquence, integrity, trust and openness.
She knew onyx was once used to guard tombs and warriors wore amazonite for courage and intuition.
This claim, however, is based on the misidentification by archaeologists of amazonite (a green variety of microcline) as emerald (Lucas and Harris, 1962, p.
The stone, a variety of amazonite with a quartz grain, was found less than two weeks ago at a mine in Mozambique and will be named the "Star of Charlize."
Malachite, green Agate, Jade, Aventurine and Amazonite are excellent substitutes for the more expensive Emerald.
This time, the touchstone was a small carving of a bear made of amazonite sewn into Bancroft's coat just over her heart.
(noting that "in the Chalcolithic Age, we find in the house ruins of the early al'Ubaid period at Ur beads made of amazonite which must have been imported from the Nilghiri hills of southern India; presumably they had ...
Amazonite is traditionally a lucky stone for gamblers, but that may be because it increases self- confidence and controls negative emotions.
One would be amazed seeing his range of collections, made of such precious stones as amazonite, London blue, blue topaz, aquamarine, blue opal and tanzanite among others.
While these charismatic gemstone cabochons are being offered in a very wide selection of choices by Beadsonsale.com the ones that are particularly high in demand by designers and lovers of gemstones are the Labradorite, Rainbow Moonstone, Amazonite, Amethyst, Carnelian, Emerald and Jasper Cabochons.
I Dragonfly pin of antiqued brass, Chinese amazonite and mother-of-pearl ($82), Patrice, Inc., 1747 Independence Blvd., (941) 359-2577.
Most notable among these was the epidote from the Lola claim and topaz, smoky quartz and amazonite from the Zapot claim, both near Hawthorne.