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Amazonit


Amazonit

The Amazonit has got the chemical formula K[AlSi3O8]. Here we have got a complex linkage. The name comes for the Amazonas, but there we do not find any Amazonits. The hardness is 6. The crystal system is triclinical. The color is a bright green. Mostly we find the Amazonit as crystals. These crytals do not look like the crystals of Rock crystal or Amethyst and they are not so regular. Often we find big pieces of this stone. We can find him in the USA, in Russia, in India and in several African countries, too. Jewels are made of this stone.

Data about Amazonit
Chemical formula K[AlSi3O8]
Mineral class silicates
Crystal system triclinical
Hardness 6
Density 2.5 g/cm3
Color green, blue
Line color white
Gloss glass gloss
Break shell
Fissileness very good


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Last Update: 03.11.2004