- a green feldspar, a variety of microcline, used as an ornamental material.
Origin of amazonite
Also called Amazon stone.
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"Amazonite" was originally misnamed, as none is found along the river of that name.
As has already been said, amazonite is sometimes sold as "jade," which is incorrect.
- a green variety of microcline used as a gemstone. Formula: KAlSi 3 O 8Also called: Amazon stone
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