Chakra: Heart, Throat
Zodiac: There is no direct zodiac affiliation to Amazonite; although those born under the signs of Aries and Leo have a natural attraction to this crystal.
Amazonite, also called Amazon Jade or Amazon Stone, is a green to blue-green variety of Microcline, a Feldspar mineral that forms in short prismatic or tabular crystals or in masses. Amazonite ranges in hue from bright verdigris green to paler shades of turquoise, can contain white, yellow or grey inclusions.
Amazonite is known as the Stone of Courage and Stone of Truth. As a provider of harmony and balance, it is helpful in assisting with heartfelt communications as it works to align the throat and heart chakras. Not only can Amazonite assist in developing a deeper compassion for others, but has been known to assist with improving relationships through healthy boundaries and inward self-discipline practices.
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Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence. Formerly it was obtained almost exclusively from the area of Miass in the Ilmensky Mountains, 50 miles southwest of Chelyabinsk, Russia, where it occurs in granitic rocks. More recently, high-quality crystals have been obtained from Pike’s Peak, Colorado, where it is found associated with smoky quartz, orthoclase, and albite in a coarse granite or pegmatite. Crystals of amazonite can also be found in Crystal Park, El Paso County, Colorado. Other locations in the United States which yield amazonite include the Morefield Mine in Amelia, Virginia. It is also found in pegmatite in Madagascar, Canada and in Brazil.
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