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|Current and historical Amazonite market price index:|
|Current 12 month price per carat by date 2016-2017.||Rough average pricing scale.
Price per carat by year end.
|Physical Properties of Amazonite:|
|Chemical:||KAlSi3O8, Microcline feldspar||
|Color:||Green, blue, green, gray|
|Crystal System:||Triclinic, Prismatic|
|Specific Gravity:||2.55 - 2.76|
|Hardness:||6 - 6.5|
|Refractive Index:||1.522 - 1.530|
|Transparency:||Transparent to Opaque|
United States, Brazil, Canada, Burma, Madagascar, Peru, Zimbabwe, Russia, Australia, and Namibia
Amazonite was named after South America’s Amazon River where it was believed to originate. Mineralogists claim that no green deposits of feldspar exist in Brazil’s Amazon however, and as a result, the stones were later assumed to be nephrite jade and not actually amazonite. Amazonite and other green feldspars do naturally occur in other areas of Brazil, just not in the Amazon River. More recently, high-quality crystals have been obtained from Pike’s Peak, Colorado, where it is found associated with smoky quartz, orthoclase, and albite in a coarse granite or pegmatite.
Amazonite is a light green to light bluish green feldspar, and the soft attractive color closely resembles nephrite and jadeite. It is sometimes mistakenly referred to as ‘Colorado jade’ or ‘Pikes Peak jade’ because of its close resemblance. Amazonite’s appearance is very distinctive with its grid-like, mottled, green and white pattern. Amazonite also has a very faint sheen adding to its uniqueness.