Skip to main content


Showing posts from May, 2015

healing properties of amazonite

Amazonite is a silicate mineral from a feldspar family of minerals that share  similar crystalline structure and chemical composition.
amazonite cluster
Amazonite forms short prismatic or tabular crystals and masses. Its color ranges from light blue, blue-green, turquoise to light green with white or grayish veins. Latest research suggests that the blue-green color derives from small quantities of lead and water in the feldspar and not from copper as was previously assumed.

It is not quite clear whether amazonite was named after the Amazon river or the mythological tribe of women warriors called Amazons. Although amazonite occurs in Brazil, no deposits were found near the Amazon river.
Amazonite is rather rare and is usually mined in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Russia, India, Mozambique, Namibia, Brazil and even Austria.

Amazonite was known in Ancient Israel. It is believed that the green stone in the High Priest Aaron's breast plate was in fact amazonite and not emerald.