Amazonite also known as Amazonstone is a green tectosilicate mineral made from microcline. It has the chemical formula K(AlSi3O8). Its name is taken from that of the Amazon River, from which certain green stones were formerly obtained, but it is doubtful whether green feldspar occurs in the Amazon area. Because of its bright green color when polished, amazonite is sometimes cut and used as a cheap gemstone, although it is easily fractured, and loses its gloss due to its softness. For many years, the source of amazonite’s color was a mystery. Some people assumed the color was due to copper because copper compounds often have blue and green colors. A 1985 study suggest that the blue-green color results from small quantities of lead and water in the feldspar. Amazonite has healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional issues, and in energy Healing and chakra balancing. Amazonite crystal therapies are primarily associated with filtering out stresses, healing traumas, and soothing energies in the home and workplace.