Aventurine – Green

Scientific Name: Quartz with green fuchsite mica.

Group: Silicates – tectosilicates

Chemical composition: SiO2

Colors: Green

Hardness: 7

Formation: Hexagonal/trigonal crystal; Massive form

Principal Sources: Ural Mountains, Russia; Tamil Nadu, India; Minas Gerais, Brazil, Rutland, Vermont.

Special Notes: Has a spangled appearance due to sparkling internal reflections from uniformly oriented minute inclusions of fuschite and other minerals.