Amazonite (Sometimes called “Amazon Stone”) is a green to blue green (“turquoise looking” in color) variety of microcline that is suitable for carving and polishing.

The perthite variety is a striped, veined or almost zebra-pattern stone, produced by lamellar intergrowths inside the crystal. The colored stripes are microcline and the white or clear stripes are feldspars. If there is more feldspar than microcline it is called antiperthite.

Amazonite is found in the United States, Brazil, India, China, Namibia, and Russia.

Old legends say that this stone got its name from being found by the Amazon River, others say it was named after the Amazon Female Warriors who used this stone powdered as war paint.

Amazonite Is a really unique stone that is often confused with jade or turquoise.

Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia
Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia
Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia
Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia
Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia
Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia
Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia
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Rare Microcline var. Amazonite Crystals and Quartz from Ethiopia

$179.00

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This stunning Microcline var. Amazonite specimen was a lucky find by us at a small Rock and Mineral shop in Wisconsin on our 2017 Rock trip. We have never seen another specimen from this locale this large and aesthetic. This specimen is from the Kashale Village, 20 km S. of Konso, Southern Peoples Administrative Region (Gamo Gofa), Ethiopia. All photos taken dry, in natural sunlight with a Nikon CoolPix L1 camera.

This specimen weighs 8.62 oz or 0.54 lb (245g) and measures 3.2 x 2.7 x 1.5 inches (8.3 x 6.8 x 3.9cm)

383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
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383g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa

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This Amazonite specimen was obtained by us from a South Africa Rock and mineral dealer years ago. It was rated "Very Good" to "A Grade" by our supplier. All photos taken dry, in natural sunlight with a Nikon CoolPix L1 camera.

This specimen weighs 13.5 oz or 0.84 lbs (383g) and measures 3.4 x 2.4 x 1.9 inches (8.7 x 6.3 x 4.8cm)

463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa 463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa
Item # 59AMZR06208990

463g Amazonite Rough from Western Cape, South Africa

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This Amazonite specimen was obtained by us from a South Africa Rock and mineral dealer years ago. It was rated "Very Good" to "A Grade" by our supplier. All photos taken dry, in natural sunlight with a Nikon CoolPix L1 camera.

This specimen weighs 16.3 oz or 1.02 lbs (463g) and measures 4.2 x 2.8 x 2.2 inches (10.8 x 7.3 x 5.7cm)