Microcline

Something about color in amazonite – few distinctive localities, the two used in this jewelry from Colorado and Virginia – pegmatite granite –

beautiful crystals – individuals and in clusters –

Feldspar is a rock-forming mineral comprising about 67% of the earth’s crust. Important in ceramics, …….amazonite as a gemstone is because of its color – relatively soft so used in necklaces.

Morefield Mine
Amelia County
Virginia, United States

The Morefield Mine in Amelia County, Virginia has been mined since pre-civil war days – producing feldspar for ceramics industry.  It is also known for its very pure, Na-rich feldspar known as Albite and for brilliant, orange Spessartine garnet.

Amelia, Virginia

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