Amazonite

ETYMOLOGY: By the Amazon river where some green minerals were obtained.
 
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Triclinic.
 
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary, secondary and tertiary.
 
MINERAL CLASS: Tectosilicates, feldspar family.
 
CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: K [AlSi3O8]
 
HARDNESS:6 - 6.5 on the Mohs scale.
 
FIELDS: Brazil, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, USA. (Colorado), Great Britain.
 
 
MINERALOGY: It is an feldspar opaque potassium, it can be of magmatic origin (Magma = mass of molten rocks) hydrothermal or in pegmatites (igneous rock = molten rock that cools and solidifies) colored due to copper, the distribution of colors is irregular. Vitreous shine, pressure sensitive.
 
 
MYTHOLOGY: was named "stone of the Amazon" by comparison with a nefrita, in ancient times the Indians thought it came from the Rio Negro in the country of women without men. However, it is doubtful whether green feldspars can be found in the Amazon area.
 
 
PROPERTIES: It is said that amazonite absorbs the emanations of the electromagnetic mist, stimulates self-determination encourages to take the reins of our own life. It allegedly eliminates grief and anxiety having a relaxing and calming effect.
 
 
CHAKRAS: Heart, throat, eyebrow
 
 
ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo
 
 
USES: Jewelery meditation. Manufacture of enamel paint for porcelain, component for the manufacture of glass.
 
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