Mineralogical characteristic of amazonite from Čanište- Republic of Macedonia

Sijakova-Ivanova, Tena and Mircovski, Vojo (2014) Mineralogical characteristic of amazonite from Čanište- Republic of Macedonia. Natural Resources and Technologies, 8 (8). ISSN 185-6966

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Abstract

Mineralogy of amazonite from Čanište is presented in this paper including physical properties and chemical composition. Several samples of amazonite were analysed by scanning electron microscope (SEM). SEM is especially useful because it gives elemental, mineralogical and morphological data at the same time. The results of the SEM analysis enable straightforward identification of the studied mineral sample as amazonite. He has characteristic beautiful pale green color, vitreous lustre and white streek. Hardness is 6 - 6½, while specific gravity is 2.54 - 2.57 g / cm3. Because of his beautiful pale green color and great hardness this amazonite can be used for making jewelry in form of necklaces, rings, brooches and also for making various ornaments.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Other natural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Tena Sijakova Ivanova
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 13:52
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 13:52
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/12195

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