About Amazonite

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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Common Associations
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***


Mineralogy and Geology

Mineral formula: K(AlSi3O8) a variety of the feldspar microcline

Grouping: Feldspar Group

Crystal system: triclinic

Crystal habit: Prismatic crystals, granular, massive. Commonly forms perthitic intergrowths.

Cleavage: perfect on [001], good on [010]

Fracture: irregular/uneven

Color: bluish-green to green

Luster: vitreous

Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 6 – 6 ½

Streak: white

Specific gravity: 2.54 – 2.57

Named after: an unspecified type locality area "near" the Amazon River by Johann Friedrich August Breithaupt in 1847.

Type locality: Amazon River

Geological occurrence: Plutonic felsic rocks, pegmatites, high-grade metamorphic veins, and hydrothermal veins



Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Amazonite is a gentle, soothing stone, especially beneficial for the heart and throat centers, although it soothes all chakras. It aligns and balances all aspects of the body thus provides a strengthening and protective effect, helping to dispel worries, fears and irritations.

According to Judy Hall, amazonite offers the power of friendship.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – heart and throat
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 5
  • Zodiac – Virgo
  • Birthstone – an alternative for September


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.