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37 kilos of silver jewelery from Jaipur in India, 17 new tumbled stones from South Africa, Blue Aragonite angels from Argentina, 11 new flat stones, 4300 kg Calcites from Mexico, Pink Calcite in boxes, Rainbow Obsidian hearts, spheres etc. 5 Cargoes arrived with a lot news! We expect containers from Morocco & Brazil next week. The webshop is open and our wholesaler remains open BY APPOINTMENT! What is unfortunately not a nice development are the freight rates that are actually up to 5 times higher than normal! 

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Amazonite from Madagascar hand cut stones (New find 2020!)

Amazonite from Madagascar hand cut stones (New find 2020!)


Amazonite from Madagascar hand cut stones (New find 2020!)


The fact that Madagascar is a unique country in the world is evident from, among other things, the many new finds that are still made every year, although it is striking that it is often only small returns.

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Amazonite, sometimes called Amazon stone is a green variety of feldspar microkliene. The name comes from the Amazon River, which used to be a certain type of green stones were won, but it is doubtful whether green feldspar also occurs in the Amazon. Amazonite is only limited. Previously it was mined almost exclusively in the Russian city of Miass in the Ilmenbergen in the Southern Urals, where it occurs in granite cliffs. More recently crystals were also found in the Pikes Peak in the US state of Colorado, where it is located in complexes with smoky quartz, orthoclase and albite in rough granite and pegmatite. Several other locations in the United States, including the Crystal Peak in Colorado also contain the same amazonietlagen and also in Madagascar amazonite found in pegmatietlagen. Because of its bright green color that can get the mineral from polishing, amazonite is sometimes cut into pieces and used as a gemstone, though it easily fractures occur. Long have you wondered where the green color of amazonite comes from. Many thought the color was created by copper, as copper deposits often have blue and green colors. Recent studies, however, suggest that the blue-green color results from small amounts of lead and water in the feldspar (Hoffmeister and Rossman, 1985).