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Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence. Amazonite is a light green to light bluish-green color gemstone, with a soft and attractive color that can closely resemble that of nephrite and jadeite.Amazonite colors can vary from green and yellow-green to blue-green. The color distribution is usually very mottled and irregular. Many amazonite stones may also exhibit fine white streaks. The unique color of amazonite is a result of iron impurities that give it the striking bluish-green color.Amazonite is typically opaque to translucent. It very rarely occurs in transparent form. It has a vitreous luster and a waxy shine when polished. 

  • Mohs scale hardness- 6-6.5.
  • Origin- Russia's Ilmen Mountains,USA (Colorado and Virginia), Australia, Madagascar and Brazil.

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