Amblygonite is a fairly common Lithium, Sodium, Aluminium, Phosphate, Fluoride, Hydroxide mineral that belongs to the phosphate class of minerals. It is found in lithium and phosphate rich pegmatites as a primary mineral.
Amblygonite is easily confused with quartz and albite.
Amblygonite's name is from the Greek words for "blunt angles" which refers to the stones various angled cleavage, it has no less than four different directions of cleavage at different angles from one another.
Gem quality Amblygonite is mined in Brazil and Myanmar.
Amblygonite occurs as white, cream, colourless, pale yellow, green, blue, beige, grey or pink depending on the minor mineral content in the crystal. Amblygonite is translucent and occasionally transparent. It forms as short prismatic, tablular or equant crystals but more commonly as anhedral masses.